• Publication Date: September 21, 2018
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552214923
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552214930
  • 264 pages; 6" x 9"

Drug-Impaired Driving in Canada


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Product Description

While drug-impaired driving has been a criminal offence in Canada since 1925, charges have been more common and more complex since the approval of the Drug Recognition Exercises (DRE) and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) 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 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 DRE, the SFST, 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.



Chapter 1: Sources of Information

Chapter 2: SFST and DRE Testing

Chapter 3: Chemical Testing for Drugs: What It Is, How It Works

Chapter 4: The Matrix

Chapter 5: Drug Categories and Their Expected Symptoms

Chapter 6: Experts

Chapter 7: Charter Considerations

Chapter 8: Bill C-46 and the Amendments to the Criminal Code

Chapter 9: Provincial Legislation

Chapter 10: Common Concerns with Drug-Impaired Driving Cases

Chapter 11: Into the Future

Chapter 12: Useful Cases

Chapter 13: Studies to Know: Further Readings

Chapter 14: Sentencing

Appendix: Possible Disclosure Materials


Table of Cases


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