Month: June 2019

How to Beat a Speeding Ticket in British Columbia


I had a really great time the other day, sitting down with Ryan from Fortnine to talk about how to beat a speeding ticket in British Columbia. If you watch the video, you will learn a few important tips for how to beat a speeding ticket. And, of course, you can always hire me to help you out of the bind.

I have also summarized a few tips from the video below, for easy reference, and added a few more that were not included. So read on and learn about how to beat a speeding ticket in this blog post. …

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 63


This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Paul Doroshenko about the new cannabis impaired driving provisions that will be coming into force and effect on July 15, 2019 in British Columbia.

Next, we look at a recent BC Court of Appeal judgment in the Immediate Roadside Prohibition context dealing with the  constitutionality of the reverse onus provisions.

Finally, we look at a really cool traffic court case involving a man who shares something in common with Batman!

I’m also pleased to announce that the Driving Law podcast is now part of the Cannabis Media Collective!

You can listen online on SoundCloud, PlayerFM, or subscribe on iTunes!

Patent Infringement: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses patent infringement.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kyla Lee on The Shane Woodford Show on RadioNL News

This week on the Shane Woodford Show, I speak with Shane about the case of a man who had trouble blowing into a roadside breathalyzer and the new constitutional challenge he has filed. I also come clean about my own challenge to the law in BC, and we talk about whether the random breath testing provisions will survive scrutiny.

Then, in the second half of our interview, Shane and I talk about recent statistics from Edmonton Police that show an increase in cannabis impaired driving arrests… but are they really what they seem?

Kyla Lee on the John McComb Show regarding illegal searches

Do store security personnel have the power to search bags and backpacks? Only in limited circumstances. But what if you’re stopped for a random bag search or accused of stealing. Simi Sara guest hosts the John McComb show, and she and I work through these issues and discuss the various options for people who find themselves in this scenario, and what the limits are on store security searches of your personal belongings.

Cannabis Pardon Bill Flawed and Short-sighted


Cannabis offences have plagued numerous Canadians for years. Saddled with the stigma of a criminal record, conservative estimates place over half a million Canadians under additional scrutiny as a result of a conviction for simple possession of cannabis.

Now that cannabis is legal for personal possession and recreational use in Canada, the hope was that along with this would come expungement of criminal records for cannabis use. But that did not happen. What the Government proposed instead was something far more problematic.

And now that has become the law. …

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 62

This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Paul Doroshenko about the cannabis and impaired driving study that came out of UBC recently. We break down not only the useful information about driving with THC concentrations less than 5 ng/mL but also the surprising results that came out of the study related to higher levels of THC in the blood, and discuss the methodology around the study.

Next, we look at a recent BC Court of Appeal judgment in the Immediate Roadside Prohibition context dealing with the admissibility of hearsay evidence in 90-day driving prohibition disputes.

I’m also pleased to announce that the Driving Law podcast is now part of the Cannabis Media Collective!

You can listen online on SoundCloud, PlayerFM, or subscribe on iTunes!

Spousal Communications Privilege: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses spousal communications privilege.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.


Sheena Cuthill, along with her husband and brother-in-law were all charged in the death of a Mr. Lane.

In the course of the investigation into the murder, the police obtained a production order which allowed them to gain access to text messages sent by Mrs. Cuthill to her husband and to her brother-in-law.

Mrs. Cuthill argued at trial that those text messages were inadmissible because they were spousal communications. Because the documents were obtained by a production order as opposed to a warrant, Mrs. Cuthill argued that her spousal privilege was violated by police. The court disagreed and she and her husband were both convicted of murder.

The Supreme Court of Canada missed the opportunity here to clarify when spousal privilege applies in the digital age and the application of spousal privilege to a broad understanding of communication that now exists in our legal system.

Watch the video for more.

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