Defending Cannabis Act Prosecutions

There are various defences available under the Cannabis Act, including the unlawful search and seizure of evidence. The right defence in your case will depend on the charges that have been laid and the circumstances of your arrest. What is legal under the Cannabis Act? When the Cannabis Act was introduced in 2018, it legalized […]

How to Dispute a 90 Day IRP

You have just seven days to dispute a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP). You need to complete an ‘Application for Review of an Immediate Roadside Prohibition’ form and submit it to an ICBC driver licensing centre. We specialise in defending drink drive charges and can request a review on your behalf. You do not […]

How to Defend a Sexual Assault Charge

If you have been accused of a sexual assault, please contact our lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall without delay. It is vital to instruct legal counsel before responding to the allegations. When can police lay charges for sexual assault? Sexual assault is broadly defined as any unwanted sexual activity. This can range from alleged intercourse […]

Should I Hire a Lawyer for Identity Theft?

Yes, if you have been charged with identity theft, you should instruct a defence lawyer to represent you. Being found guilty of identity theft can have serious consequences for the rest of your life. It is therefore vital to get the best legal representation available.   Identity theft penalties If you are found guilty of […]

What to Do After a Roadside Prohibition

After being handed an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP), you need to surrender your driving licence and arrange transport for the remainder of your journey. Then, you need to investigate whether there are any grounds for review. If so, this could result in your driving prohibition being revoked or varied. BC drinking and driving laws In […]

Can You Go to Jail for Embezzlement?

Yes, you can go to jail for embezzlement. In Canada, the maximum sentence you can receive for embezzlement depends on the value of the stolen property. If it is less than $5,000, the maximum prison sentence is two years. If it is more than $5,000, the maximum prison sentence is 10 years. What is considered […]