Client was observed by a police officer going through a McDonald’s “drive thru”. The officer watched as the car the client was driving bounced off the curb twice. The car then parked and the officer watched as the client stumbled out of the car and began walking into the restaurant. The officer engaged the client…

A person accused of a crime is entitled to virtually automatic disclosure of all the information in possession of the Crown and the police that were created as a result of the investigation of the accused that are not clearly irrelevant. However, sometimes highly relevant information may in possession of a third party or institution….

Typically a person who is accused of a crime is entitled to know the names of everyone who provides evidence against them in a criminal proceedings and they are usually entitled to confront that person in court with a view to discrediting them as a witness. One major exception to this is when a person…

Crown Counsels are prosecutors who review police reports submitted to them by police officers to determine whether the charges should be approved for a prosecution. The measure they use to make this determination is called, “The Charge Approval Standard.” The charge approval standard consists has two prongs: the evidentiary test and the public interest test….

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