10-8 Newsletter

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Issue Highlights


  • General Warrant Did Not Preclude Police Search As An Incident To Arrest
  • Court Must Consider Totality of Evidence In Assessing Reliability of Tip
  • Police Had Duty to Enter Premise to Check Safety
  • 'As Soon As Practicable' Means Within A Reasonably Prompt Time, Not As Soon As Possible
  • Child Protection Intervention Did Not Save Criminal Investigation
  • Arrest Lawful: Officer Met Requisite Subjective & Objective Standards
  • Refusal Admissible Despite Suspension of s. 10(b) Charter Right
  • Inner Compulsion to Confess Not Attributable to Police Conduct
  • Manner of Detention rendered it Arbitrary


Unless otherwise noted all articles are authored by Mike Novakowski, MA, LLM. The articles contained herein are provided for information purposes only and are not to be construed as legal or other professional advice. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily the opinions of the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

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Last updated October 26, 2016