In 2006 the Supreme Court of Canada decided that police or probation officers could not demand bodily samples from those on a peace bond, probation or a conditional sentence to ensure they were complying with conditions of abstention. They said that when a condition may pose a risk, such as the seizure of bodily samples it must be subject to stringent standards and safeguards and random drug testing at a probation officer’s discretion could become highly arbitrary. Stating that a positive test will be a breach of probation is contrary to criminal law. Yesterday all of that changed.
- UNINTENDED IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF INCREASING THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING TO 10 YEARS.
- The status of mandatory minimum sentences in Canada.
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- TELL THE TRUTH OR NO? – Look, I simply repost this as a PSA. Blair’s advice to tell the truth about pot at the border is ‘dangerous,’ U.S. lawyer warns
- CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS AND NON-CONVICTION RECORDS – Finally, after almost 2 years we’ll have the protection people need from mere allegations made to the police.