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Paul Doroshenko Interviewed on Steele and Drex – AM980 CKNW

Refuting the Notion that ‘Standardized Field Sobriety Tests’ should be used to Test Drivers for Cannabis Usage As we get closer and closer to legalization, everybody’s jockeying to figure out the best way to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers. On Friday, we spoke to a retired police Drug Recognition Expert about how their program works. Now, our next guest says that’s all hogwash. Guest: Paul Doroshenko - Criminal defense lawyer with Acumen Law   Steele and Drex: You were frustrated on Friday. You thought this guy had no idea what he was talking about. What do you think? Paul Doroshenko: Well Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were...

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Paul Doroshenko Interviewed on Steele and Drex: Charges stayed against notorious gangster Jamie Bacon

In a shocking decision, the BC Supreme Court has stayed murder and conspiracy charges against notorious gangster Jamie Bacon. The charges were laid following six murders: known as the Surrey Six, a case described drug turf dispute that went wrong and resulted in multiple innocents being executed.   Steele and Drex: What was your reaction when you first heard this today? Paul Doroshenko: It’s shocking...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on Global News at 6

A day after BC's real estate watchdog promised changes to make purchasing a home in this province more transparent for buyers and sellers. Calls tonight for another change to empower consumers. Right now only realtors can see the full database of available homes. But some say there's no good reason that information should not be available to everybody. What you see in the MLS is only part of a much larger database accessible only by licenced realtors. The real estate board of Vancouver is threatening to sue ThinkPol, an online site that claims a realtor gave it access to some of that...

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Twitter video shows vehicles disobeying stop sign in school zone

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Social media users in Vancouver are up in arms over a Twitter video showing five consecutive vehicles disobeying a stop sign in a school zone on the city’s West Side. Vancouver lawyer Paul Doroshenko captured the footage at the intersection of West 27th Avenue and Crown Street and posted it Thursday evening. Only the last vehicle in the video, a white pickup truck, comes to a complete stop before turning right. “I see a culture shift on the West Side. Stop signs are now considered optional,” Doroshenko wrote in the post. “I made this video in a school zone. I dream of...

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Loved ones of Vancouver hit-and-run victim still waiting to see justice

The family and friends of a man killed in a Vancouver hit-and-run last year are still waiting for someone to be held accountable. Ryan Barron was struck by a car while skateboarding along Heather Street in the early morning hours of April 17, 2016. The 30-year-old was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about him,” said Ian Dummer, a friend and bandmate. “He means a lot to a lot of people." Days after Barron was killed, a badly damaged 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer was seized from a home in East...

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B.C. eyes stricter distracted driving penalties as collisions surge

The B.C. government is considering imposing stricter penalties on distracted drivers as collisions across the province continue to surge. -- Criminal defence lawyer Paul Doroshenko says increased fines, however, don't necessarily deter people from breaking the law. "The whole idea here is to deter people — we just don't want people to pick up their phones and be distracted," said Doroshenko. "The problem that I see is that we never see the follow-through on enforcement." Doroshenko says increased penalties don't necessarily deter drivers from using their phones behind the wheel. "People don't think about the morality of the crime, they think about their self-interest. And...

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Man in viral Abbotsford racist rant video pleads guilty to assault

Almost a year after appearing in a racially-charged video and being criminally charged, a man has pleaded guilty to assault. Karry Corbett was captured on camera by an Abbotsford lawyer last October after getting into an argument with a parking enforcement officer. Lawyer Ravi Duhra said he began filming when he became concerned about Cobertt’s behaviour towards the officer, but that’s when Cobertt’s attention turned to Duhra. In the video, Corbett is filmed throwing a litany of racist slurs at Duhra, calling him a “P*ki” and a “camel-riding motherf*****.” He goes back to his truck and yells, “White power motherf*****” while beating on his...

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Drive-through workers checking for impaired drivers

When you grab that burger and fries, the drive-through attendant may be giving you the once-over to check if you’re drunk or high. Those keeping an eye on the law here are watching a pilot project in Ontario where police are training drive-through workers to report impaired drivers. Paul Doroshenko, a Vancouver criminal lawyer, says a number of restaurants in BC also have staff on the lookout. “Most restaurants that have a drive-through have some sort of protocol to deal with impaired drivers and sometimes your restaurant won’t be serving fast food if you show up there and they think that you’re impaired.” Doroshenko...

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Ian Mulgrew: ‘Smoking gun’ roadside prohibition emails protected by court

Provincial government documents that fell into the hands of Vancouver lawyers putatively revealing the inner workings of the controversial Immediate Roadside Prohibition tribunal will remain secret. The B.C. Court of Appeal said the 19 pages — primarily unvetted email exchanges between a Ministry of Justice lawyer and RoadSafetyBC staff, in part instructing adjudicators how to rule in IRP cases — were protected by solicitor-client privilege. “I am disappointed with this outcome, and we are considering our options at this stage and considering the implications of the decision,” said Kyla Lee, of Acumen Law Corp. “Myself and the other lawyers in our office remain...

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