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Impaired Driving by Drugs – Any Detectable Amount

Times Colonist Story by Louise Dickson – Under Canada’s new impaired-driving laws, it’s a criminal offence to have “any detectable amount” of cocaine, methamphetamine, magic mushrooms, LSD, ketamine or PCP in your blood. “You can do a very careful analysis of blood and detect a minute amount of some drug, but there’s no reason to think […]

Broader drink-drive law raises concerns about discrimination

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Robert Mulligan, Q.C., discussing the potentially discriminatory impact of changes to impaired driving laws in a Times Colonist story by Katie DeRosa. “The concern is that this broadened power will facilitate potentially inequitable or discriminatory effects,” Mulligan said. “If you can make demands of anyone who is lawfully stopped, such as during […]

Crown disclosure problems revealed in failed high-profile money laundering case

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting in CBC story by Jason Proctor concerning the challenges created by the accidental disclosure of information that reveals the identity of confidential police informants. If information is unnecessarily redacted the Crown can wind up in breach of its disclosure obligations, or, in the worst-case scenario, an innocent person could wind […]

Legal Aid Review

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan compares the B.C. government’s review of the way legal aid is delivered in this province to assessing the dinner menu on the Titanic. – Article by Louise Dickson / Times Colonist https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/legal-aid-review-just-a-start-attorney-general-says-1.23514692  

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