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…

Client was pulled over by the police to inspect if he was properly licenced to be driving. When the officer spoke to the client, she smelled alcohol. He blew a fail into a roadside device and was taken down to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were well over the legal limit. He…

The police received an informant tip that a certain vehicle was involved in drug trafficking. After observing three suspicious interactions, the police arrested the driver. No drugs were found in the vehicle, but hours later at the police detachment the police obtained significant amounts of heroin and cocaine in a package from the client’s rectum….

Client was charged with forcible entry, uttering threats, and possession of weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace after an altercation that was observed by a number of people who were attending church got out of hand. A bat was produced during the conflict and allegedly there were threats made to use a…

Client was charged with possession of an interesting substance known as “MDA” which apparently is somewhat different than “MDMA” or what is commonly referred to as Ecstasy. The client had been pulled over by police for having an illegible licence plate that was obscured by mud. The officer smelled marihuana and arrested the client who…

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