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Canadian Driving Offences by Emond

May 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This 4-hour webinar is CPD accredited for 2h and 35m Substantive Content, 30m Professionalism Content, and 20m EDI Professionalism Content. Register by May 12, 2023.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the 2018 repeal of driving provisions in the Criminal Code have significantly changed the Canadian justice system’s approach to impaired driving cases. Join a panel of cross-national experts as they explore topical legal issues related to drinking and drugged driving. Led by Chairs Peter Keen and Karen Jokinen, this program will review relevant cases in context and provide vital analysis, strategy, and tactical advice to help you navigate the complexities of driving offences in Canada.

Attendees are eligible for special pricing with bundles that include the newly-published 2nd edition of our best-selling resource, Impaired Driving and Other Criminal Code Driving Offences. Register today and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed in this ever-evolving legal landscape.

Presented in partnership with Emond’s award-winning Criminal Law Series.

What You Will Learn

  • The legal requirements for proving alcohol impairment under section 320.31 of the Criminal Code, including the use of the alcohol standard solution in testing for blood alcohol concentration.
  • Issues raised by the repeal of section 794(2) of the Criminal Code, which previously allowed for a presumption of guilt for drivers who failed or refused to provide a breath sample.
  • Developments relating to the legality of police stops based on racial profiling, the rules of admissibility of evidence in cases where the accused is compelled to participate in a screening for alcohol or drug impairment, and the interpretation and application of section 10(b) of the Charter.
  • Details of recent cases, such as the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. McColman.
  • Developments in the science related to drug “per se” charges.
  • The various sentencing practices across Canada and the allowances for interlock devices and other measures to prevent impaired driving.