Criminal Law: Words, Concepts, Issues, Terminology, and Ideas

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List of Words, Concepts, Issues, Terminology, and Ideas 

 

acetone

calibration of approved screening device

conviction

criminal negligence

criminal procedure

designation

double punishment

driving on opposite side of road

duplicity

DWI and a leave the scene of an accident

effective assistance of counsel

expert affidavits

failure to stop

first offence

How do I plead guilty in Ontario if I live in another Alberta?

immoblized vehicle

indicia of impairment

involuntary impairment

jury

juvenile convictions

last chance

last drink defence

limitation period

maximum penalty

mens rea

mouth alcohol delay

multiple convictions

no contest

onus of proof

pardon

public documents

re judicata

reasonble time to comply

relaying or refiling charges

retain

right

sampling breath

sleeping drivers

statute of limitations on DWI charge

straddle cases

timing of demand

use of cellular phone on arrest

who can demand

youth

zero tolerance

 

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Intoxilyzer®  is a registered trademark of CMI, Inc. The Intoxilyzer® 5000C is an "approved instrument" in Canada.
Breathalyzer® is a registered trademark of Draeger Safety, Inc., Breathalyzer Division. The owner of the trademark is Robert F. Borkenstein and Draeger Safety, Inc. has leased the exclusive rights of use from him. The Breathalyzer® 900 and Breathalyzer® 900A are "approved instruments" in Canada.
Alcotest® is a registered trademark of Draeger Safety, Inc. The Alcotest® 7410 GLC is an "approved screening device" in Canada.
Datamaster®  is a registered trademark of National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.  The BAC Datamaster® C  is an "approved instrument" in Canada.

 

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