August 26th, 2020
R v Gomez, 2020 Edmonton Queen’s Bench – Right To Counsel Violated When Strip Search Conducted Prior To Permitting Right
Drug trial. Defence made multiple Charter claims, challenging grounds for arrest, a search warrant, and a strip search; conduct of the strip search; and delay in opportunity to contact counsel. Regarding 10(b), accused when arrested did not request to speak to counsel. Once at station and advised that a strip search would occur, he requested … Read More.
August 10th, 2016
Client stopped by police for an impaired investigation. Blew a fail in the roadside screening device so was arrested and a breath demand was made. Client was advised of his right to call a lawyer and he asserted this right. Officer apparently attempted to call legal aid duty lawyer for client while in the police … Read More.