Month: October 2020

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 128

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at why you don’t mess with a trained fighting cock. Then, we examine the most creative but ultimately ineffective way to win a case of criminal charges. Following this, we examine the scariest and best Halloween display in all of Dallas.

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

Identity of drivers using phones at fatal crash scene could be issue in court challenges, lawyers say

Proving the identities of people who used cellphones to take photos and videos while driving by the scene of a fatal collision in Saskatoon could be a challenge if the tickets mailed to the vehicles’ owners are contested in court, say two criminal defence lawyers.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 127

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we find out what happens when internet porn meets work from home technology. Then, we look at a series of creative heists that resulted in two arrests here in the Lower Mainland. And finally, we learn that salad dressing is no substitute for dressing yourself in, you know, actual clothes.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 126

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at what happens if you have a wet beaver in Calgary. Then, we examine the punishment for school snack runs. And, finally, we look at the unintended consequences of posting a bad internet review.

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How Long Will a Ticket Stay on My Driving Record in BC

A lot of people ask me how long a ticket or other incident will remain on their driving record. They are concerned about the ongoing impact of the points, or the impact to their employment or insurance by having a ticket recorded on their driving record. For people working as taxi drivers, Uber/Lyft drivers, City of Vancouver public works staff, or in numerous other jobs, a clean driving record can be essential.

But this question does not necessarily have an easy answer.

Does wearing earbuds count as distracted driving?

does wearing earbuds count as distracted driving

A recent BC Supreme Court decision has clarified whether wearing earbuds while driving counts as distracted driving. The verdict raises other issues about using wireless earphones while driving, however, which are yet to be determined.

Essentially, the ruling supports the position that having earbuds in your ears connected to a phone via a wire constitutes distracted driving.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 125

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at how leaving your fingerprints at a digital crime scene can be done both literally and figuratively. Then, we examine a case of torture that seems ripped from a popular television show, using a popular song. Finally, we look at a lawsuit over whether bread is, you know, actually bread.

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