Month: July 2020

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 115

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three fascinating legal cases. The first involves a couple that are undeniably bad neighbours, but who maybe got something out of their behaviour in the end. Then, we examine a man who used COVID-19 financial relief in all the wrong ways. Finally, we look at the case of a judge who just got fed up.

Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases!

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 111

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at a really good bit of proof in a Sketchers store assault. Then, we examine the case of a law firm hack that may cost the firm a lot more than the ransom fee. And finally, we look at one of the stupidest reasons or suing a celebrity that I’ve ever heard.

Follow the jump and read more about this week’s weird and wacky legal cases.

Are Standardized Field Sobriety Tests effective in predicting cannabis impairment?

standardized field sobriety tests like the walk and turn are not always effective

Police officers use standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) at the roadside when deciding whether or not a suspected impaired driver should be taken back to the station for further breath or blood tests. While approved roadside screening devices are widely used across Canada to detect alcohol impairment, drug screening devices are not as common. While the government approved the Draeger DrugTest 5000 for police use, the portable devices, which test saliva for the presence of THC, are not always reliable. As a result, some police forces opted not to use them and many still rely on the good old-fashioned SFST in drug-impaired driving investigations.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 110

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at the inevitable consequences of not making a pizza to a customer’s liking. Then, we examine how a lawyer carries out his ethical obligations to protect his client and others while attending court in a pandemic. Finally, we look at one of the awesome accommodations that the Virginia State Bar is giving to bar exam test takers.

Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!

Disputing a traffic ticket that you’ve already paid

Our office routinely gets calls from people who have received a traffic ticket, paid it, and then wish to dispute the ticket late. Typically, the reason for the change of heart is that the individual did not realize or was led to believe that the ticket did not carry any points. People often come to this impression as a result of conversations with the officer, or inaccurate information given to them by ICBC.

Disputing a ticket after you have paid it can be very difficult. But it is not impossible. Two recent BC Supreme Court Cases identify why it is important, however, to seek legal advice before filing such a dispute.

Non-conviction records disproportionately affect minorities

non-conviction record can be a ball and chain

It’s time to address a problem in the Canadian justice system. The current situation with non-conviction records is simply wrong and illogical. It needs to change.

This blog will explore why the current use and availability of non-conviction records disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) and people with mental illnesses.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 109

This week  on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we start with  a case of ramen-related revenge for social media harassment. Then, we look at what happens when you steal from a veterinary office without understanding how drugs affect humans differently than animals. Finally, we look at a lawyer with a very creative approach to a website biography.

Follow the jump to read more of the weirdest and wackiest legal stories from around the globe!

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