Month: September 2019

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Seventy

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays dine and dash

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at how things in your life can go horribly wrong all over tomatoes. And that actually covers two separate stories. Then, we examine the crime of dining and dashing and look at what it takes to get a spot in one of the best dine and dash cases of all time, in my opinion.

Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Sixty-Nine

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, getting busy in the back of a police car

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at an Ontario man who took the term “mobile home” too far. Then we fly over to Florida to hear about a couple who chose a peculiar location to be intimate ­– the back of a police car. Finally, we hear about a police officer who looked the other way during a triple shooting at a party.

More after the jump. …

NewWestminster Record: ‘Roadside’ driving prohibitions don’t need to be served at the roadside, court finds

The “roadside” driving prohibition, a tool for police to handle cases of impaired driving without going to court, doesn’t literally have to be served at the side of the road, as its name may imply.

Lee, who specializes in impaired driving cases, said she was disappointed to see the original ruling overturned in the Sept. 11 Appeal Court ruling, penned by Justice Elizabeth Bennett.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Ontario says it just wants to make it more convenient for drivers. But criminal defence lawyer Kyla Lee warns that allowing the police to verify insurance information on a smartphone might open you up to abuses of your rights.

Kyla: “My advice would be not to do it. It is incredibly foolish to give police access to as much personal information as you keep on your phone–particularly if that information could in any way incriminate you of just make an officer suspicious…”

Listen to the full story here.

The Province: Huge increase in sex crimes against children reported in Surrey

Sex crimes against children rose a staggering 400 per cent in Surrey between 2012 and 2018, according to a report highlighted by the RCMP on Tuesday.

Vancouver lawyer Kyla Lee told Postmedia News that one explanation for the increase was that police were putting more resources into child sex crimes, particular with the advent of the internet and access to chat-rooms and message boards.


The Importance of Calibration Checks in Traffic Court

calibration checks of speed measuring devices are crucial

A recent CBC story shed light on a shameful practice in other provinces involving speeding tickets. Apparently, despite the fact that speeding tickets are issued on a regular basis and can have devastating consequences for drivers, some police forces in Canada have done away with the need to perform calibration checks of RADAR devices before court.

But checking RADAR calibration and functioning is fundamental to good practice in issuing speeding tickets. And here’s why.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Sixty Seven

weird and wacky chicken sandwich

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays we look at a case where the British police jumped to a conclusion far too quickly in a so-called major drug bust. Then, we look at an argument over roofing supplies that ended in a six-year-long litigation. Finally, we consider the important area of food law and whether it is wise to sue when a chicken sandwich is sold out.

Follow the jump and read more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal stories.

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