January 13th, 2016

R. v. T.S. 2016 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Client charged with careless driving resulting in elderly pedestrian being struck and killed while jaywalking. Pedestrian attempted to cross relatively busy roadway (2 lanes each direction) near twilight in the summer months. Client made no attempt to brake or take evasive action. Issue was whether sun glare prevented client from detecting pedestrian prior to collision even though … Read More.

July 3rd, 2015

R. v. R.T. 2015 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client accused of attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. Complainant testified that the accused attempted to lure her into his vehicle by claiming to have lost his cat, then attempted to chloroform her when his initial efforts were unsuccessful. Held: Acquittal. Complainant’s version of events was inconsistent with physical evidence. In addition, her guardians trying … Read More.

July 3rd, 2014

R. v. B.W. 2014 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client accused of sexual assault. Alleged to have assaulted an ex-girlfriend while she was passed out at a party. Defence of consent was advanced. Held: Acquittal. Complainant’s version of events found to be unlikely. Accused was believed, and defence called further evidence showing motive on the part of the complainant to fabricate.

July 17th, 2015

R. v. Parkin, 2015 ABPC 76 per McIlhargey, PCJ

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Impaired driving trial. Issue regarding whether breath samples taken as soon as practicable. Total delay of 1 hour and 14 minutes from arrest to the taking of the first breath sample (49 minute delay at the police station). Upon arrival at the police station there were a number of detainees ahead of the accused in … Read More.