Manslaughter – Acquittal

The accused was charged with the manslaughter of the deceased as well as the theft of her cell phone and laptop computer. Only the manslaughter charge was in dispute. The accused was at the deceased’s house on the night she died and they had engaged in mutual sexual behaviour at the time. The accused told the police during a series …

Dangerous Driving Causing Death – Acquittal

The accused was driving five friends back to a bush party in a 4 wheel drive truck. He was driving along on a two-way rural paved road which was flat and there were six occupants of the vehicle. The driver was said to have been driving fast and the vehicle started to lose control while they were approaching a bridge …

Drug Seizure – Acquittal – Illegal Search

The RCMP stopped the accused near Salmon Arm, British Columbia for speeding. The officer testified that he noticed a strong odor of perfume coming from the inside the vehicle. He made observations that the accused appeared to be a bit nervous, and suspected that contraband could be involved. There was luggage in the back seat which did not belong to …

DUI – Acquittal – Blood Sample Inadmissable

The accused was involved in a motor vehicle accident where his vehicle had run into a building. The accused was hospitalized and an officer made a demand for blood samples soon as practical. This resulted in the analysis of the blood that showed no alcohol present. Ultimately the samples were resubmitted for analysis for drugs and the result was positive. …