10-8 Newsletter

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Issue Highlights


  • Co-Habitant Can Consent to Police Entry
  • Trunk & Knapsack Search Proper As An Incident to Impaired Arrest
  • Warrant has Implied Execution Date
  • Involving Deceased's Mother At Interrogation Not Oppressive
  • Informer Tip & Reasonable Grounds: Looking at the Whole Picture
  • Misuse of CPIC A Serious Breach of Public Trust
  • Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise 3.0
  • Crown Bears Burden of Proving Warrantless Search Reasonable
  • Police Need Not Corroborate all of Informer's Information
  • Arrestee Not Always Limited to 'One Phone Call'
  • Information Provided by Credible Source & Confirmed: RGB Upheld
  • Reasonable Grounds for Belief Less than Balance of Probabilities.


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 June 27, 2017