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Why do you have the right to remain silent?

  The Presumption of Innocence and Police Conduct: Why You Have the Right to Remain Silent Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees all citizens: “the right to life, liberty, and security of the person and the right not to be deprived...

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Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offense?

  Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of either alcohol or narcotics is a very serious issue both from a legal standpoint and from a safety perspective. Intoxicated motorists create genuine road risks to both themselves and other drivers. The real public...

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How Legalized Marijuana Will Affect You

  British Columbia has announced that it will legalize and regulate the use of recreational marijuana in the near future. Once legalized, anyone over the age of 19 will be allowed to buy marijuana from either privately or publicly owned marijuana distributors. Mike...

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The Queen v. O. (T.) 2017 (Provincial Court of Alberta)

The client was pulled over for having no mud flaps close to the town of Lake Louise on the Trans Canada Highway. The police officer made certain observations that led him to suspect the client was in possession of drugs. He detained the client for a drug investigation...

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The Queen v. W. (L.) 2017

The Queen v. W. (L.) 2017 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...

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The Queen v. A. (M.) 2017

The Queen v. A. (M.) 2017 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...

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The Queen v. M. (W.) 2017

The Queen v. M. (W.) 2017 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...

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The Queen v. H.(E.) 2017 (Alberta Queen’s Bench)

The Queen v. H.(E.) 2017 (Alberta Queen's Bench) 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...

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Changes in Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Changes in Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Canadians have recently heard a lot about mandatory minimum sentences (MMS) for criminal and drug offenses. A survey concerning the MMS was conducted by the federal government. This has resulted in some commentators wondering if...

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