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Rise of the Machines

Alcohol breath tests are something that the criminal justice system in Canada relies on as being a reliable source of scientific measurement of an accused person’s blood/alcohol content. If it is established that the instrument was in proper working operating order, the blood alcohol content reading at the time of reading is conclusive proof at trial.

November 14th, 2019|

The World’s 10 Most Ridiculous Driving Laws

There have been a number of recent incidents of police officers in Canada ticketing drivers for charging their cell phones while their vehicle is in motion. In none of these cases was the driver actually using or looking at their phone, but police nonetheless were of the mistaken belief that this constituted distracted driving.

November 1st, 2019|

Outrage over Felicity Huffman Sentencing

If one is so inclined to read Twitter, which I am not, there was near-universal outrage over the sentencing of Felcity Huffman for her role in the infamous college admissions scandal known as Operation Varsity Blues (Varsity Blues just happens to be one of my favourite movies).

October 15th, 2019|

New Impaired Driving Laws

On December 18, 2018, the Liberal government drastically changed impaired driving law for the worse. In an attempt to look tough on impaired driving, the government took steps to take away citizens’ constitutional rights, dramatically increased penalties and created some new offences entirely...

July 15th, 2019|

DUI – Roadside Testing for Alcohol

As of December 18, 2018, impaired driving laws in Canada radically changed. One of the biggest changes is that police officers are now able to force any driver to provide a roadside breath sample into an Approved Screening Device at any time....

June 21st, 2019|

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