Client was charged with sexual assault after a woman reported to police that she had awoken to her mother’s ex boyfriend on top of her in bed.  The woman’s story changed many times in the next month as the police interviewed her again for clarification on the details.  In her statements to police she also…

A motor vehicle accident occurred in the early morning hours on a ski resort mountain road.  The client was driving a vehicle that rear ended another vehicle at a stop light.  Thankfully the woman and sole occupant of the vehicle that was rear ended escaped with minor injuries.  A police officer arrived and made some…

Client was charged with making and possessing child pornography after the police executed a warrant at his house and found pictures on his computer and on digital storage devices that contained images of a day at the beach and on the boat that depicted a few of the kids of family friends skinny dipping in…

The client and his girlfriend were pulled over on the Trans Canada Highway near the town of Lake Louise for not having proper mud flaps and having illegal window tints. Soon after the pull over the police officer observed some things that made him suspicious. One thing led to another and eventually the officer had…

The client was initially charged with approximately 45 firearm offences, including possession of stolen firearms, after the police executed a search warrant at the client’s home.  At the preliminary inquiry Mr. van der Walle successfully argued that the client should not be committed to stand trial on the most serious of the charges.  As a…

Client was observed driving his vehicle erratically just before crashing into a tree.  He was taken to the hospital.  Once he was deemed to be in fine physical shape by hospital staff, he was taken to the police station where he provided samples of his breath that tested at over three times the legal limit….

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…

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…

Just as a civilian was a about to make a left turn at an intersection a car came flying by the side of the vehicle, clipped it, and went flying into the bushes. The client turned out to be the driver of the car that ended up in the bushes. He emerged from the wreckage…

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…

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