August 20th, 2015
Accused charged with impaired driving, blowing over. 08, and possession of marihuana. Vehicle stopped by police due to an alleged amber light violation. Police claimed to smell marihuana in the vehicle (although only a small amount of the drug was later found in a sealed glass jar). Because of the alleged smell, the accused was … Read More.
July 23rd, 2015
Accused charged with impaired driving and refusal to provide a roadside screening sample. Police pulled the accused’s vehicle over after a 911 call was made by a fellow motorist alleging an extremely erratic driving pattern. Accused was placed in the police vehicle for a screening breath sample after an odour of alcohol and a slur … Read More.
July 3rd, 2015
Client charged with criminal harassment. Complainant alleged that, following a business dispute, the accused began calling her incessantly, and showing up at her house uninvited. Initial indications were that the relationship between parties was purely professional, and there was no way the accused would know where the complainant resided. Suggestion was that he went through … Read More.
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 Held: Charge withdrawn.
July 3rd, 2014
Accused was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The police received an anonymous tip advising them that the occupants of a certain vehicle were trafficking in drugs. The police located the vehicle, stopped it, arrested the occupants (the accused was a passenger), and upon searching the vehicle found cocaine. The defence … Read More.