Kyla Lee Was with Shane Woodford regarding the Province’s Changes to Civil Forfeiture Laws
NL News Director Shane Woodford is joined by Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee to discuss her concerns with the province’s changes to civil forfeiture laws.
Kyla Lee: “The problem with that is that we see all sort of people who are not involved in the type of criminal activity that the civil forfeiture processes aimed at. It gets into a situation where they don’t stop quickly enough for the police. Women often are told to drive a few bocks to a well-lit area if you are being pulled over at night as a safety concern but police officers will perceive that as a sign of impaired driving or potentially evading police. If you are speeding, that is driving conduct that could potentially endanger somebody. It could potentially cause bodily harm and in those circumstances, if you drove an extra 200 or 300 metres and you are speeding before the police tried to pull you over, that would be enough for them to seize your vehicle under the civil forfeiture laws.”
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