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Pot pardons may provide little help at the border

Pot pardons may provide little help at the border Criminal-record suspensions don’t mean everything goes away: Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan, in a Vancouver Sun article by Matt Robinson, discussing how a criminal record suspension (pardon) will, and will not, assist someone who has been convicted of a marijuana-related offence. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/pot-pardons-may-provide-little-help-at-border

Drager Drug Test 5000 – Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070

 Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan, on CFAX 1070, discussing the federal government approval of the Drager Drug Test 5000 for roadside drug screening. Recent amendments to the Criminal Code, that come into force in December, will permit police officers to make alcohol screening demands without any grounds to suspect a driver has been drinking. In addition, […]

Impaired Driving Changes – Random Alcohol testing and THC Limits

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting on changes to impaired driving laws in a Times Colonist article by Louise Dickson. The changes will permit random alcohol testing and will set THC limits that may not correspond with actual impairment. http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/breath-test-can-t-be-refused-under-new-drunk-driving-law-1.23355573  

Pot pardons may not solve all problems – CHEK News

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting in story by Tess van Straaten on CHEK News: What would, and would not, be assisted by granting pardons for marijuana possession convictions. Canadian pardons are not recognized by the United States. If the United States authorities are aware of a drug conviction, they are likely to deny entry even […]

Criminal Contempt and the Rule of Law

Prosecutors approve criminal contempt charges against MPs May and Stewart Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting on Elizabeth May being charged with criminal contempt with respect to Kinder Morgan pipeline protest. Courts are concerned with the rule of law being undermined by willful, public breaches of court orders.

DNA from Missing Persons and Specialized Courts

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – Discussing the expansion of the DNA Data Bank to include DNA from missing persons and various specialized Provincial Courts including the Drug Treatment Court in Vancouver, Integrated Court in Victoria, and First Nations Court. Until recently, only people convicted of various criminal offences could […]