Driver Beats Distracted Driving Ticket with Cell Phone App

Smartphone App Judged More Reliable  Than Eye Witness in Distracted Driving Case. In a July 16, 2018 court decision, Regina v. Patrick F. Tannhauser, a local Victoria man was able to prove his innocence, beating a distracted driving charge. He was successful, despite eyewitness testimonies of police officers, by using an application…

Taking the Mystery out of Legal Fees

Chances are that, if your only experience with lawyers is watching Law and Order or Ally McBeal, the cost of legal fees may come as a shock.  Most people do not give much thought to the cost of hiring a lawyer, until they need one. It is good to remember…

Court rejects Mr Big Sting in Murder Trial

Court rejects Mr Big Sting operation in BC murder trial Bradley Streiling was found not guilty of Second Degree Murder yesterday (June 17, 2015), due in part to the presiding Judge’s concerns over a “Mr Big Sting” operation in the case. Streiling’s two-year old step-son, Noah Cownden, died in Victoria…

Entourage Guilty of Elder Abuse

In a shocking case of elder abuse, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, aged 92, was cheated out of millions in art and cash. Francois-Marie Banier, a celebrity photographer who befriended the richest woman in France, was found guilty of “abuse of weakness” and money laundering.  He was sentenced to 3 years in…

Drunk Driver Reports Himself To Police

An Ontario drunk driver hit rock bottom – and used that moment to try turning his life around by reporting himself to police. “In all my years of policing, I’ve never heard of anybody doing this before,” Ontario Police Constable Kevin O’Neill told the Toronto Star. A drunk driver reporting…

10 Steps To Prevent Bike Theft

Bike theft reaches its peak in the summer as more of us are out enjoying the weather. Unfortunatley, bike thieves are also out looking for easy targets. Bike theft has been on the rise since 2009, according to a RCMP.  In 2012, there were 433 bike thefts in the Capital Regional…