Third Party Violations

In August, Mr. Armour was in a 10-day Supreme Court trial fighting against a set of drug charges where the police obtained a warrant for his client's home and found cocaine, heroine, crack, and marijuana inside.  Mr. Armour argued that the warrant was no good, because the police first violated ther Charter rights of other people in order to get the grounds for the warrant.  The Crown argued that the police were allowed to violate the rights of other people and this has been a long-standing police tactic for their investigations.  

The Judge concluded that enough was enough and that it would send a bad message to the public if the police were legally allowed to violate the rights of other people even if it were in the pursuit of gaining evidence against suspected drug dealers.  The Crown has indicated they will be appealing this decision, but we're confident the Judge made the right ruling.

You can read the judgment here.






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