Section 11(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides people accused of a crime with the right to be tried within a reasonable time. Most recently, the Supreme Court of Canada has interpreted this in the case of R. v. Jordan 2016 SCC 27 to mean that people charged in Provincial Court should have … Continued
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In most cases, so long as a Canadian Citizen has a valid passport and is traveling to the United States for pleasure, then he or she may visit for a period of up to 180 days without a visa. However, this general rule does not apply at all times. One particular exception that I’d like … Continued
When you are served with a violation ticket in BC, such as for speeding or using an electronic device while driving, you have 30 days from the date you are served the ticket to register a dispute either in person or by mail. If you fail to do so, after 30 days you are deemed … Continued
A case was recently decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia that will have a huge impact on how distracted driving laws are enforced and decided in provincial court. The decision in the case is that “use” is a necessary element of the offence. Most people have not read the Motor Vehicle Act or the Use … Continued
Many people don’t realize the various roadside prohibitions, driving offences or measures the government, or more specifically the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (AKA RoadSafetyBC), can take to revoke a person’s driving privileges. Given how important licenses are to person’s livelihood, we know how important it is to assist our clients get their driving prohibitions cancelled. … Continued
There have been some major changes to impaired driving laws in the past year, on both Provincial and Federal Levels. The most recent changes, brought in by Bill C-46, are likely to be challenged on a constitutional level, but until that happens you need to be aware of what has changed. The new laws took … Continued
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