10-8 Newsletter

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Issue Highlights


  • Reasonable Suspicion Involves Possibilities, Not Probabilities
  • Supreme Court Split In Upholding Grounds for Arrest
  • Statistical Evidence Not Required for Reasonable Suspicion
  • Homicide by the Numbers
  • Reviewing Judge Not to Substitute their Opinion On Whether Warrant Should have been Issued
  • ITO Based on More than Bare Conclusory Statement: RGB Satisfied
  • Breath Tech's Demand at Police Station Made 'As Soon as Practicable'
  • Roadside Sample Taken Forthwith Despite Public Safety Delay
  • Dual Purpose Did Not Render Random Stop Unlawful


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 December 23, 2016