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Case LawFeatures

August 14, 2020
Warrantless swabbing of car door handle is unconstitutional

Case LawFeatures

July 20, 2020
Grounds for an arrest and a search warrant involve different considerations

Case LawFeatures

May 12, 2020
Attempted detention is no detention

Case LawFeatures

April 13, 2020
Peace bond is an instrument of preventative, not penal, justice: Hearsay is admissible

Case LawFeatures

March 17, 2020
Witness officers owe duty to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog investigators

Case LawFeatures

February 3, 2020
Delay in facilitating counsel renders evidence inadmissible

Case LawFeatures

January 14, 2020
Arrest for non-existent offence results in $20K judgement

Case LawFeatures

December 12, 2019
Reasonable grounds for arrest not as robust as civil standard of proof

Case LawFeatures

November 19, 2019
Reasonable suspicion more than a hunch

Case LawFeatures

October 2, 2019
Plain view is a seizure power only

Case LawFeatures

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

Case LawFeatures

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

Case LawFeatures

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

January 14, 2019
Location matters: Strip searches

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

November 15, 2018
Officer should have confirmed warrant

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

January 29, 2018
Protestors awarded damages for detention

Case LawFeaturesOpinion

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