July 23rd, 2019


R v M, 2019 Edmonton Provincial Court – Police Can’t Use Traffic Stop As Justification For Detention For General Criminal Investigative Purpose

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Appellant convicted after trial of driving while disqualified and breach of probation. Police were conducting proactive patrols with a view to detecting stolen vehicles, specifically targeting Ford trucks. Appellant was driving a Ford F150 registered to a female. At trial, defence alleged a s. 9 Charter breach. The Trial Judge held that the traffic stop … Read More.

R v Mohamed, 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench – Traffic Stop Combined With General Criminal Law Purpose Is Arbitrary Detention

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Appellant convicted after trial of driving while disqualified and breach of probation. Police were conducting proactive patrols with a view to detecting stolen vehicles, specifically targeting Ford trucks. Appellant was driving a Ford F150 registered to a female. At trial, defence alleged a s. 9 Charter breach. The Trial Judge held that the traffic stop … Read More.

July 3rd, 2015


R. v. T.T. 2015 Fort McMurray Provincial Court

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Client charged with impaired driving. Police detained him for 8 hours after he provided breath samples. There was no discernible reason for detaining the accused after provision of breath samples. Counsel filed a Charter Notice alleging a violation of the client’s right not to be detained arbitrarily. Held: Charge withdrawn.