Criminal Driving Offences 2012


Course Date: November 3, 2012

Welcome and Introduction

Roger F. Cutler — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Vincent Michaels — Michaels & Filkow, Richmond

Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP)

  • description of the IRP hearing process and its application
  • explanation of the overlap between criminal prosecutions and the IRP scheme
  • administrative challenges to the prohibition and the reviewing officer’s decision

Roger F. Cutler — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Kevin A. Filkow — Michaels & Filkow, Richmond   
Shea Coulson — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver
Jonathan G. Penner — Constitutional and Administrative Law Group, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
   

Networking Break

Death and Bodily Harm Cases: Practical Issues and Practice Tips

  • Crown and defence perspectives 
  • dealing with the media and the public
  • managing the file: pitfalls and best practices

The Honourable Judge Melissa A. Gillespie — Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
Vincent Michaels — Michaels & Filkow, Richmond
Winston L. Sayson, QC — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Surrey

Networking Lunch 

Sentencing

  • a judge’s perspective on relevant information and submissions to assist in sentencing
  • practical points on obtaining relevant and helpful information from your client
  • recent legal developments including conditional sentences, Gladue/Ipeelee, and mandatory minimum sentences

The Honourable Administrative Judge Peder D. Gulbransen — Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
G. Jack Harris, QC — G. Jack Harris, QC Law Corporation, Abbotsford

 Dangerous Driving

  • review of recent case law addressing dangerous driving and criminal negligence
  • the fine line between ‘momentary lapse’ and ‘marked departure’
  • discussion on the recent expansion of ‘legal causation’ of death and injury

Michael J. Brundrett — Crown Counsel, CASP Criminal Appeals, Vancouver
Joseph M. Doyle — Johnson Doricic Doyle Sugarman, Vancouver

Networking Break

Drug Impaired Driving

  • overview of the provisions of the Criminal Code providing police authority to compel drivers to participate in evidence gathering
  • the theory and science behind ‘drug recognition evaluations’
  • overview of jurisprudence addressing the application of the recent Criminal Code provisions

Roger F. Cutler — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Staff Sergeant David Savoy — Area Service Manager, Lower Mainland Traffic Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Burnaby

Concluding Remarks 

Roger F. Cutler — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Vincent Michaels — Michaels & Filkow, Richmond


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