Month: August 2018
The case received a lot of press, mostly because up until now there have been very few defences in electronic device cases. And the more press a successful case receives, the more likely it seems to be that the Crown considers an appeal. I have no knowledge of whether they are or are not, but it seems to me that one is likely in this case.
And here’s why.
This is is the idiot-proofing step.
This decision poses a significant problem for numerous traffic court convictions that have come before and since. And it may be that hundreds of traffic ticket convictions must be overturned based on today’s ruling.
After the shooting, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of the victims of the shooting and their families, claiming that the hotel was liable for failing to take adequate precaution to protect its guests and festival attendees.
Among many other concerns.
Some have said that a marijuana breathalyzer will eliminate most of these concerns. After all, a marijuana breathalyser will not produce a piece of evidence, containing a person’s DNA. It will not take as long to take a sample, and it’s a roadside procedure with which we are already generally comfortable and familiar. And California has now unveiled the first marijuana breathalyzer ready for law enforcement use.
But the marijuana breathalyzer suffers from flaws too.
The Drug Recognition Evaluation Program is going to be very important post-legalization, as officers across Canada are training at an alarming rate to become qualified in this pseudo-scientific nonsense test for drug impairment. This first post will outline what the Drug Recognition Evaluation Program is, and how it will be used when Bill C-46 becomes law.
So, on the first week of DRE-mas, your DUI lawyer gave to you: a DRE program overview.