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Kyla Lee interviewed by CBC Vancouver at 6

Aldo Trinetti is a 50-year-old man who was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and refusing to provide a breath sample. Last fall, Trinetti pleaded guilty but did not admit to consuming alcohol as a contributing factor. He received a nine-month jail sentence. Kyla Lee was interviewed by CBC Vancouver at 6 for the story. "The reason you often see lesser sentences like this is because there isn't that piece of evidence to link somebody to being impaired by alcohol. there’s that missing gap," she told CBC news. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1147209283548...

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Sarah Leamon interviewed by the Hill Times

Some defence lawyers are looking to the Senate to fix a government justice bill they say would make unconstitutional changes to the way courts deal with sexual assault cases. The wide-ranging Bill C-51 cleared the House of Commons on Dec. 11 and will be in front of the Upper Chamber during the upcoming sitting, which begins Jan. 29. It aims to do a number of things, including cleaning up so-called “zombie laws”—removing from the Criminal Code offences that have long been deemed outdated or unconstitutional, such as challenging someone to a duel—as well as aligning sexual assault laws with existing Supreme Court...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News

Marijuana vendors who return to set up shop at an illegal pot market in downtown Vancouver may be putting themselves at more risk than they think. Criminal lawyer Kyla Lee said that when people are arrested, they’re usually released on a promise to appear in court, as long as they don’t have more run-ins with the law. But she said that marijuana vendors risk losing a shot at bail if they continue to rack up charges. “They wait in jail until their trial date, or until they plead guilty, and the problem with circumstances where you don’t have bail is that it becomes...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CBC’s The Homestretch

The proposed plan to decriminalize drunk driving in Alberta is getting mixed reviews right now. The provincial government said to change the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta. It's sim liar to the system already in place in BC. Officers will be given the option of laying criminal charges, but for the most part first-time offenders will be given sanctions that include fines, roadside towing and licence suspensions. Mothers Against Drunk Driving think this will be a good move for the court system and hopes the number of who drink and drive will decease, but not everyone is...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News at 6: former RCMP inspector found not guilty of sex assault

Former RCMP Insp. Tim shields has been found not guilty of sexual assault teh charges in connection with an incident involving a civilian employee. That a sexual encounter occurred was acknowledged. The issue was whether it was consensual. She said it wasn’t shields said it was. Kyla Lee was interviewed by Global New’s Geoff Hastings: “This wasn’t a case of mistaken belief in consent. This was a case in which the judge found it was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt tat there was no consent.” As for the decision causing a chill for sexual assault victims thinking about coming forward. The recent words...

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Sarah Leamon on Roundhouse Radio: What is the deal with Bill C-23?

What is the deal with Bill C-23? Sarah Leamon, Criminal defence lawyer at Acumen Law Corporation and Chair of the PACE Society board in Vancouver joins Gene to break down Bill C-23 which will grant U.S. customs and border officials the right to detain Canadians in pre-clearance centres at Canadian airports, cruise ship terminals and other points of departure.   Roundhouse Radio: Now Sarah, these people who are the border guards they are Americans, they live in Canada, they live in Vancouver, they work at the Vancouver International Airport. The Vancouver International Airport is Canadian soil. This is a pre-clearance area for...

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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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Sarah Leamon interviewed on Expert Joints

Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS‘ Thursday at 4:20pmPT from Studio 710, for another episode of his weekly weed webcast! This week Craig welcomes Lawyer Sarah Leamon to Studio 710 and samples products from Green Society. He’ll also check out the latest video from our girl Tee Krispil; and our bud Tim McBride shares another one of Tim’s Tales… plus a whole lot more! Original air date – December 7, 2017 Watch the full interview with lawyer Sarah Leamon on Expert Joints: ...

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