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In Canada, not all legal matters have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and it’s not just inside criminal courts where you have to apply a standard of proof test. Tribunals, civil proceedings and even governmental bodies like the Insurance Corporation of BC have to abide by standard of proof requirements. Lawyer Paul Doroshenko looks at how fa…
 
Smartphones have taken over our lives. Our addiction to the devices means people are frequently caught using them while driving. Lawyer Paul Doroshenko takes a look at how laws against using electronic devices behind the wheel are upheld in BC and how the government's fervour to clamp down on distracted driving might be going too far.You can follow…
 
Acumen Law's new and improved Justice Radio continues with this latest instalment on the necessity defence. Paul Doroshenko examines the legal defence by delving into some case law, including a man who had to drive his buddy to the hospital despite being drunk and the strange story of mountain man Jim Nelson who broke into a home and raided the fri…
 
The Schryvers Test is a checklist police officers in BC must ask you whenever they pull you over. But where does it come from? Paul Doroshenko explores the origins of this peculiar legal requirement which dates back to a single speeding ticket issued in 1960. Paul also explains what information you are obliged to tell an officer at the roadside and…
 
The federal Liberals are at it again. Bill C-71 is proposing changes to Canada's gun laws. While they claim this will not bring back the long gun registry, the proposed system is very similar and puts the burden on gun store owners. Acumen lawyers Paul Doroshenko and Kyla Lee break down what the new laws mean for Canadian gun owners and sellers, as…
 
You were convicted for a crime years ago and have a criminal record. Even though you might have made your reparations, your struggles could be just beginning. Acumen Lawyer Paul Doroshenko lays out the ways a criminal record can have far-reaching, longterm consequences.While we cannot account for all the ways a criminal record can impact your life,…
 
Acumen Law's Kyla Lee kicks off the first episode of People of BC's Justice System — a new podcast focusing on the personalities and roles in the B.C.'s legal world. In our debut episode, Kyla talks to lawyer Chris Carta from Trial Lawyers Advocacy Group about what child support matters get litigated in B.C., and poses a legal conundrum around how …
 
New Canadian drunk driving laws let cops charge drivers for impaired driving even if their breathalyzer results are below the legal limit. Acumen lawyer Paul Doroshenko explains how this legislation can be a nightmare for drivers. For more Paul Doroshenko, follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/pauldoroshenko…
 
Acumen Lawyer Paul Doroshenko has seen it before. The last time Canada introduced new drinking driving laws, the new set of rules created so many delays for court that numerous cases were thrown out entirely. All signs suggest even more serious court delays are about to hit the Canadian judicial system. For more Paul Doroshenko, follow him on Twitt…
 
Lawyer Paul Doroshenko explains how sweeping changes coming to Canada's drunk driving laws will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and years in litigation. The legislative changes will profoundly affect the rights of Canadian drivers and will be undoubtedly challenged dozens, if not hundreds of times in the courts.Like what we do? Follow us on Twit…
 
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