Legally Speaking – 2 million in cash to be returned and another Trans Mountain Pipeline appeal

  The British Columbia Director of Civil Forfeiture ordered to return $2 million in cash that was seized as part of the largest money-laundering case in BC history, due to misconduct at an ex parte hearing. The decision can be found here and the reasons on the original ex parte hearing here. “The Court must […]

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 […]

RCMP officer sentenced Ghomeshi Acquitted and BC Election Finance

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 Legally Speaking discussing a Sidney / North Saanich RCMP officer sentenced to six months in jail for possession of child pornography, the judge’s reasons for acquitting Jian Gomeshi, and BC election finances laws that permit unlimited donations. A Sidney / North Saanich RCMP officer was sentenced to six months […]

Ghomeshi Trial Submissions Finished

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the conclusion of the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial. Submissions by the Crown and defence are now complete and the trial judge has reserved his decision until March 24th. The trial has been remarkable for the repeated, pointed, impeachment of the complaints based […]

Legally Speaking – Court Camping Sheriff Shortage and Ghomeshi

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking. A busy week for legal events. The Provincial Government is considering new homeless shelters and the legal process to remove the people currently camping on provincial land next to the Victoria courthouse is discussed. In addition, trials have been interrupted twice over the past week as […]

Judge Robin Camp and The Canadian Judicial Council

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the Canadian Judicial Council complaint with respect to Judge Robin Camp. In 2014, when he was a Provincial Court Judge in Alberta sitting on a sexual assault trial, Judge Camp made a number of remarks to the 19 year old complainant including […]

Brazeau Absolute Discharge and Ontario Regulating Police Carding

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the Absolute Discharge of Senator Brazeau as well as Ontario plans to regulate practice of police carding people not suspected of any crime. In the Brazeau case, having concluded that the woman who accused Senator Brazeau of sexual assault lacked credibility, the […]

Impact of Duffy and Brazeau Trials on the Federal Election

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall discussing the legal and political implications of former Conservative Senators Duffy and Brazeau’s criminal trials during the federal election campaign. In addition to the continued fallout from the Duffy trial, more is still to come for the Conservative Party: in September Senator Brazeau’s trial is […]

Michael Mulligan on CFAX – Jian Ghomeshi Charged

Michael Mulligan on CFAX w. Al Ferraby discussing legal issues relating to the Jian Ghomeshi being charged with sexual assault.

Paul Pearson on CFAX w. Ian Jessop – Bill Cosby and Sexual Assault Allegations

Paul Pearson, Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer, discusses sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby and the state of the law in Canada vs. the United States.