Month: November 2019

Disclosing Absolute Discharges: 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 disclosing absolute discharges.

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.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Seventy-Eight

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we head back to Popeye’s Restaurant, where we just can’t seem to find enough weird human and criminal behaviour. Then, we look at a custody case that does not involve a child, but does involve a prolonged battle, an alleged kidnapping, and an offer to buy out the other’s interest. Finally, we look at how 30-50 feral hogs may have ripped off a local drug dealer.

Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weird and wacky legal cases from around the globe.

Can You Fail a Breathalyzer with Peanuts?

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We conducted an experiment to find out if you can fail a breathalyzer after eating peanuts. Peanuts are a popular bar snack, but is eating them on their own enough to set off a breathalyzer? We received a request to test peanuts, so we got a pack of Planters cocktail peanuts.

The pack did not list alcohol as an ingredient. However, is there something about peanuts that can lead you to fail a breathalyzer with peanuts?

Sentencing Aboriginal Youth Offenders: 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 sentencing aboriginal youth offenders.

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.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Seventy-Seven


This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three strange cases from around the United States.

First, we look at one of the more… creative arguments advanced in appealing a life sentence. Then, we examine just how far one man will go to get a chicken sandwich. Spoiler alert: this plan has now backfired horribly. And finally, we make an all-important stop in Florida to examine a speeding ticket defence that I certainly have never heard before. …

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 82


Lawyer and toxicologist Ron Moore is the special guest this week. He returns to the podcast to talk to Kyla Lee about sleeping drug Ambien and the phenomenon of ‘sleep-driving’ in the US.

Kyla and Paul Doroshenko have some advice for lawyers in Manitoba following the announcement that Immediate Roadside Prohibitions are coming to the province. …

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Cowboy Country Edition


Howdy partners and welcome to Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, Cowboy Country Edition.

My name is Prairie Paul (A.K.A.) Paul Doroshenko, and I am your guest host for this here blog post. I got the crops out of the field early so I’ve stepped in to provide you with some wacky cowboy crime stories, and a couple sad tales that you, as my deputies, can help solve. So join me on the ride. We’re going to start with a story about horse theft from right here in Vancouver City. …

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