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Drug-impaired driving in Canada

Author: Nathan Baker
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Irwin Law Inc, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While drug-impaired driving has been a criminal offence in Canada since 1925, it has only truly come into its own with the approval of the DRE and SFST tests in 2008. The legalization of marijuana and the imposition of per se limits for a number of drugs emphasizes the importance of a concise source of information for the complex matters raised in which these cases. Drug-Impaired Driving in Canada is a ready  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal Canadiana
Additional Physical Format: Baker, Nathan, author.
Drug-impaired driving in Canada.
Toronto : Irwin Law, 2018.
(CaOONL)2018904411X
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Baker
ISBN: 9781552214923 1552214923
OCLC Number: 1055270751
Description: xvii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sources of information --
SFST and DRE testing --
Chemical testing for drugs : what it is, how it works --
The matrix --
Drug categories and their expected symptoms --
Experts --
Charter considerations --
Bill C-46 and the amendments to the Criminal Code --
Provincial legislation --
Common concerns with drug-impaired driving cases --
Into the future --
Useful cases --
Studies to know : further readings --
Sentencing.
Responsibility: Nathan Baker.

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"While drug-impaired driving has been a criminal offence in Canada since 1925, it has only truly come into its own with the approval of the DRE and SFST tests in 2008. The legalization of marijuana and the imposition of per se limits for a number of drugs emphasizes the importance of a concise source of information for the complex matters raised in which these cases. Drug-Impaired Driving in Canada is a ready reference for prosecutors, defence lawyers, and the judiciary, covering the matters unique to drug-impaired driving cases. Key areas covered include the Drug Recognition Exercises, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, specimen testing for drugs, specialized experts, new provincial and federal legislation on the topic and caselaw in this developing area. This text provides a breakdown of the intricate issues that pervade drug-impaired driving cases."--

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