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Have Your Canadian Charter Rights Been Breached?

If your Charter Rights have been breached, it could have an impact on the way in which the criminal case against you proceeds. To find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us at Mickelson & Whysall to speak to a Charter Rights lawyer in Vancouver.   What are my Charter Rights? The Canadian […]

What To Do When You Lose An IRP Review Hearing

If you apply to have your Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) revoked but the review hearing is unsuccessful, your next step is to pursue the IRP appeal process. In legal terms this is called a judicial review. If you would like to appeal your driving prohibition, contact an experienced Vancouver criminal lawyer at Mickelson & Whysall. […]

FAQ: Can The Police Search My Vehicle?

In Canada, the police are only allowed to search your vehicle in very specific circumstances. If your vehicle is unlawfully searched, your Charter Rights will have been violated and any evidence that has been seized during the course of the search cannot be used against you. To find out if your vehicle has been searched […]

Marijuana Impaired Driving: What You Need to Know

The legalization of marijuana, and what it means for marijuana impaired driving, has been a hot topic of late. New laws and guidance have been proposed, although many issues are still being resolved by both the federal and provincial governments. If you are looking for a Vancouver criminal lawyer to help you fight a marijuana […]

3 Reasons To Dispute An Immediate Roadside Prohibition

If you are issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP), you only have seven days in which to dispute it. Given the short window of opportunity, and the amount of work involved, you might wonder whether or not you should bother. However, the consequences of an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) are more onerous than most people […]

What is Civil Forfeiture?

Civil forfeiture is when the government confiscates assets that are related to alleged unlawful activity. This could be property that has been purchased with the proceeds of crime, or instruments that have been used to facilitate crime. If you have received notice that your assets are going to be seized by the Civil Forfeiture Office, […]