Happy Halloween, everyone. I’m sure lots of you will be driving to the store to pick up a last minute costume or filling up your trunk with candy. Whatever it is you’re doing, I don’t mean to spoil your fun, but the government just announced a policy will be coming into effect that is certainly more trick than treat. In fact, it’s the stuff of nightmares.
In honour of Weird and Wacky Wednesdays coinciding with Halloween, this week we look at the spookiest of Weird and Wacky Wednesdays legal cases: creepy clowns. You would not believe how many creepy clown cases there are in the legal world. This is but a small sampling of three of them to delight and horror you on this special day.
On this week's episode of Driving Law, Paul Doroshenko and I continue our discussion of what is changing in Canadian criminal law related to driving, this time outlining some of our bigger concerns with the alcohol-related changes to the Criminal Code due to take effect in December, 2018.
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This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at two different assholes. One is an asshole because he did the type of thing only an asshole would do. The other is an asshole because it literally is an asshole. And then, just because Halloween is coming up, we delve into a little black magick and look at a case involving practicing witchcraft. Which, in certain circumstances, is actually a criminal offence.
Happy Legalization, Canada!
It’s now been a little over 24 hours since cannabis was legalized, and near as I can tell, there has been no sudden carnage on the roads and highways caused by stoned drivers. Go figure. Which brings me to a bittersweet ending to my weekly series on the Drug Recognition Evaluation Program.
This week, I cover the toxicological evaluation. Or, in layman’s terms, the urine or blood test. Each of these is problematic for its own reasons.
This week, on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays we see just what happens when you don't listen to your cousin after he tells you not to eat his potato chips. Then, we look at the case of a woman who was just a little too obsessed with Dirty Dancing. Finally, our morbid fascination with cases involving death takes a strange turn into the realm of criminal harassment. Read on to find out why!
On this week's episode of Driving Law, I speak with Roy Ho of Acumen Law Corporation about the new $50 fee for unlisted drivers in ICBC insurance rates. We talk about whether that will lead to an increase in impaired driving by discouraging designated drivers. But before that, Paul Doroshenko and I talk about the speed limit increases on BC Highways and a supposed increase in deaths and injuries. But that may not be the case.... Then, we talk about the charges laid against the Humboldt trucking company involved in the bus crash disaster, and whether that might have a bearing on the case against the truck driver.
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As we come to the end (only one week left!) of the Twelve Weeks of DRE-Mas, we also come to what is arguably the most easy and arguably the most difficult step of the DRE examination. And this is the step where the DRE officer considers all of the evidence and comes to the conclusion about what is going on.
Vancouver Criminal Lawyer with a focus on impaired driving, cannabis legalization and related issues, and immediate roadside prohibition defence.