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  • BB Gun Satisfied Definition of Firearm
  • Manner & Length of Detentions Unreasonable: Damages Awarded
  • Casual Connection Not Required Between BAC & Death For s.255(3.1) Charge
  • Request to Smell Breath Not Functionally Different than Sobriety Tests
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  • Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise 5.0
  • Assault is General Intent Offence
  • Impairment Observations Not Made During Compelled Direction Participation
  • External Learning Opportunities


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 27, 2017