Blue Line

Mike Novakowski


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November 19, 2019
Reasonable suspicion more than a hunch

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October 2, 2019
Plain view is a seizure power only

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August 22, 2019
Safety search of vehicle lawful during traffic stop

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June 18, 2019
Factors leading to arrest to be viewed cumulatively

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May 23, 2019
Aggravated assault: what is a wound?

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

April 26, 2019
Breaching recognizance mens rea is objective not subjective

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

March 20, 2019
Assistance order to TDR warrant can authorize subscriber info

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

February 22, 2019
Confidential informer info not sufficiently credible, compelling or corroborated

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

January 14, 2019
Location matters: Strip searches

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

December 21, 2018
Unresolved safety concerns justified police entry into home following 911 call

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

November 15, 2018
Inventory search of laptop bag in towed vehicle lawful

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

November 15, 2018
Officer should have confirmed warrant

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

October 11, 2018
Search warrant’s impossible execution date should have been noticed

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

August 24, 2018
Investigative child welfare entry unlawful, evidence excluded

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

August 24, 2018
Characterizing legal consequences of making a statement or not can be an inducement

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

June 15, 2018
No need for a lawyer’s second consultation when circumstances unchanged

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

June 15, 2018
Case not condemned when ASD policy not followed

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

May 23, 2018
Charter s. 10(b): Officer informs, detainee asserts

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

April 23, 2018
Statement eliciting question breached police duty to hold off

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April 23, 2018
Vehicle forfeiture upheld after high-speed pursuit

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

March 23, 2018
Fleeing from accident to avoid theft charge is still a hit & run

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

February 27, 2018
Court is not to “Monday morning quarterback” on police entry

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

January 29, 2018
Protestors awarded damages for detention

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

December 15, 2017
Causal connection between BAC and death not required

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

November 13, 2017
Vehicle search incidental to investigative detention upheld

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

October 12, 2017
Total corroboration not required for informer’s tip

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October 12, 2017
Handcuffing did not eliminate safety concern

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

September 8, 2017
Co-resident consent

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September 8, 2017
Trunk search incident to impaired arrest lawful: evidence admitted in murder case

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

June 28, 2017
Ontario appeal court awards $75K in charter & punitive damages

FeaturesCase LawOpinion

June 28, 2017
Exigent circumstances do not include parenting check-up