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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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Sarah Leamon interviewed on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM

Back on Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canadians can expect text messages they send to remain private, at least in some instances. It's a pretty significant ruling too back on Friday, the court ruled 5-2 to set aside the firearms conviction of a man whose messages were found by police on the cellphone of an alleged accomplice. Listen to the full interview with Sarah Leamon on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM http://cirh2.streamon.fm/listen-pl-13597?smc=6     Roundhouse Radio: You know everybody texts and really, the decision came out on Friday and I'm guessing a lot of people have no idea it was even handed down...

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Kyla Lee on 610AM: Provincial Crackdown on Street Racing and Stunt Driving Misleading

As the provincial government casts itself as getting tough on street racers and stunt drivers one lawyer says what they are really doing is covering their legal butt. Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee says accused drivers are subject to a process they aren’t even aware exists and don’t take part in, where a police officer’s word is god, and zero records are kept. “There is nothing for the Supreme Court to review. Every time I have challenged one of these 15 day prohibitions in court the government has conceded the appeal and it has been removed from my clients record because they have...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on CBC The Early Edition

Starting next July Canada’s marijuana market will be very different indeed. The province answered a few of the questions around selling recreational pot on Dec. 5, including where it will be sold and to whom. But one remaining question is how to keep the roads safe and drivers sober? Acumen lawyer Kyla Lee answers this question in her interview on CBC:   CBC: How concerned are you about an increase of impaired driving once recreational marijuana is made legal Kyla: I’m not. I don’t think that recreational marijuana is going to do anything to increase the number of people on the roads driving while...

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New Rules About Street Racing Misleading Says Lawyer — CKNW AM980

The prohibitions for street racing and stunt driving in BC have been significantly extended in an effort to combat these driving offences. At first blush, it looks like the penalties are a step in the right direction, but Vancouver lawyer Kyla Lee has some concerns.   CKNW: You wrote about this on your blog and raised many points of issues you have with this ...

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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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New tougher penalties for street racers slammed by local lawyer

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – As of December 1st tougher penalties will be imposed on dangerous drivers in BC and a local attorney says the existing system is bad but claims the incoming changes are worse. Earlier this week the provincial government announced it was cracking down on dangerous drivers which could see those caught street racing lose their driving privileges for up to three years and not just a few days. ? The new rules replace the existing 15-day penalty for street racing or stunt driving with much longer penalties, which would be determined by Road Safety BC on a case-by-case basis. Most driving...

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Ponzi scheme impacts church congregation

Scores of B.C. investors – many of them from the same church – have lost millions in an apparent Ponzi scheme. The woman they hold responsible still attends that church and as Grace Ke reports, this case is a real warning to others who may be promised unusually large returns on their investments. Grace Ke reports. ? Watch the full interview with Kyla Lee on Global News: ...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News Hour at 6

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Human remains of an 18-year-old teen girl were found on the Salmon Arm, BC farm where Curtis Sagmoen lives. Sagmoen, a 37-year-old, has been charged in connection with an alleged threat towards a sex worker using a firearm. Whether any connection between the charges Sagmoen is currently facing, and the human remains of teen Traci Genereaux remains to be seen. Global News interviewed Kyla Lee on what this means for Sagmoen, who has not been charged with any crime in connection with Genereaux's remains. Kyla Lee: "If it's just these charges that they end up pursuing they can't establish enough of a connection Ms....

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Sarah Leamon interviewed on CBC Early Edition 88.1 FM

Sarah leamon CBC early edition

An ER doc at Royal Columbian Hospital alleges police are breaching doctor patient confidentiality. Dr. Tony Taylor alleges RCMP and New Westminster police have recorded conversations between doctors and patients who might be involved in a crime. New West police did sent us a statement, and said “while our investigative techniques are sometimes required in emergency room settings, it supports the position patient health care always take priority over any need for evidence gathering.” For more on the legal implications of this, we’re joined this morning with Sarah Leamon, Sarah is a criminal defence lawyer with Acumen Law and chair of the...

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