Police in a rural community near Nakusp obtained a search warrant to search the client’s home for evidence of a grow op.  During the search they discovered a marihuana grow operation with about 500 plants in various stages of development.  As a result the client was charged with production and possession for the purpose of…

Once again, residents of British Columbia will be the first to test drive judicial innovation through technology. Just as going to the bank, the mall, and the movies are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, trampling to the courthouse to endure the rigorous process of filing court papers is also heading in that direction….

Reflection of Prostitution Laws Since Canada v. Bedford In the landmark case of Canada v. Bedford, Canada’s Criminal Code dealing with three laws on prostitution was struck down. Under Canada’s Criminal Code before Canada v. Bedford, the law deemed it a criminal act to keep or be in a bawdy house, to “live on the…

Charter Application Ruling In the Yukon Territory of Canada, David Peter Taylor filed a constitutional challenge of the Criminal Code that limits the time spent in pre-trial custody. Guilty pleas were already filed for committing the assault offence as well as possession of cocaine. The point of contention is that Taylor is seeking credit for…

As a police officer was  circling a bar in his vehicle watching for potential impaired drivers a black sedan came to his attention.  The officer began to follow the sedan and soon after the sedan took off at a very high rate of speed.  The officer followed and estimated that the sedan got up to…

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