Can the police search my home without a warrant?

As a Canadian, you are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy. That expectation, however, is not consistent everywhere, and varies depending on where you are. For example, you have a very high expectation of privacy in a private home, less in a personal vehicle, even less in a rental car, etc.   The Supreme …
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what is ignition interlock and how does it work?

An Ignition Interlock device is an in-car alcohol breath screening device that prevents a car from starting if it detects a certain blood alcohol level on the driver.   The device is connected to the engine’s ignition system, and requires a breath sample in order to start the vehicle. Once started, the device will require additional …
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I was just sentenced to custody, but I already spent a lot of time in custody before trial – will this be deducted from my sentence? Is there such a thing as enhanced credit for my pre-sentence custody?

If you were denied bail and were held in custody pre-trial, you were likely housed in a Detention Centre. Detention Centres operate a little differently than federal or provincial institutions (where you go after sentencing) in that there is usually overcrowding and a lack of availability of programming. So if you’re going into custody now, …
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