Should I Dispute a Speeding Ticket in BC?

Should I Dispute a Speeding Ticket

This is one of the most commonly asked questions that I receive as a lawyer: should I dispute a speeding ticket? Every day, numerous people who want to keep their driving records traffic ticket free call me to ask about disputing a speeding ticket and whether it is worth it to file the ticket in dispute.

The purpose of this blog post is to give you a little more information about whether you should dispute a speeding ticket in BC. …

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Ninety Six

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at a very unsanitary thing to do, pandemic or not. Then, we examine the case of a Florida man who used coronavirus as an excuse that did not really fit his crimes. Finally, we look at a ridiculous lawsuit involving basketball star LeBron James.

Follow the jump and read more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases. …

How Many Tickets Until I Lose My License?

How Many Tickets Until I Lose My License

A lot of people call me to ask about how many tickets they can get before they lose their license. People are concerned that having a certain number of points or a minimum number of tickets will trigger a driving prohibition.

So I will answer this question for anyone who is wondering how many tickets it will take for them to lose their driver’s license. …

Did you miss a time period to dispute your IRP? We may be able to help.

If you received a 90-day driving prohibition in British Columbia for falling or refusing a roadside breathalyzer test, you only had seven days to dispute it. After the seven-day limitation period is up, there is nothing you can do.

Similarly, if you had a hearing scheduled but did not get your submissions in by the hearing date and time, the RoadSafetyBC policies require that you are deemed to have waived your rights to have a hearing.  

However, under a new order granted under the Emergency Program Act in British Columbia, you may be able to get a little relief on those otherwise hard-and-fast deadlines. As of March 26, 2020, if you missed a time limit to dispute your IRP or to submit your materials for an IRP hearing, you can request an extension.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Ninety Five 

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at some funny legal cases that will take your mind off the lockdowns, pandemics, and social distancing messaging. I mean, if anything is going to make you want to stay inside, it’s knowing that going outside means potentially encountering some of these people!

Follow the jump for some much-needed comic relief.

Can You Fail a Breathalyzer with Listerine Breath Strips?

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We have tested quite a few Listerine products here on Can You Fail It. This time we try to find out can you fail a breathalyzer with Listerine breath strips.

In the previous video, we tested Listerine oral mist. Now we’re testing Listerine Pocketpaks to see if they give, what would appear to be, an alcohol reading on an approved screening device (ASD).

Personal Injury Damages: 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 damages in personal injury cases.

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.

Suit Drive on hold until the Fall    

I have taken the decision to postpone the Women’s Suit Drive until the Fall. I recently launched the drive in what would have been its second year.

Unfortunately, with everything that’s going on with COVID-19 it’s just not an option right now. Acumen Law’s offices will not be scheduling any in person appointments at its offices for the time being.

It’s important that we all heed the directions of public health officials as we try to delay and limit the spread of the virus. Consequently, Acumen will suspend all pickups and drop-offs of donations.

Please note, the Women’s Suit Drive is on hold, not cancelled. If it’s safe to do so, we will resume the drive in the Fall. It’s a cause that’s close to my heart and I had really been looking forward to providing UBC law graduates with the suits but safety comes first.

If you would still like to donate a new or gently used women’s suit, of any shape, size, colour or style, you can do so via mail to Acumen Law’s Vancouver or Richmond locations.

You can also send cash donations or clothing store gift cards and I am happy to take any donations which will go directly to buying clothing for UBC law students. You can reach me

A further announcement will be made after summer about when the Women’s Suit Drive will resume. Until then, stay safe.

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