July 23rd, 2019
R v Mohamed, 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench – Traffic Stop Combined With General Criminal Law Purpose Is Arbitrary Detention
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.
March 12th, 2018
Accused charged with offences related to a home invasion robbery. Police covertly installed a video camera in the hallway of an apartment building without warrant or consent of the property manager. Issue of whether accused had standing to allege s 8 Charter breach and exclude evidence obtained as a result of the camera. Held: s … Read More.
April 7th, 2017
Accused charged with cultivation and possession of marihuana. Police attended at accused’s residence to investigate an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip received one week earlier. Tip said: “They are growing and I think they even have a young child who lives in the home with them.” Upon arrival, police noted that there was a child in … Read More.