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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

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 […]