Search & Seizure

Section 8 of the Charter can be used as a basis to challenge search warrants, wiretaps, and other seizures by law enforcement officers including breath and blood samples in impaired driving cases. Greg DelBigio has significant experience dealing with this area of the law.

Greg frequently represents clients facing criminal proceedings that arise out of searches of their premises or person and seizure of incriminating evidence including:

  • Drug searches
  • DUI searches (breathalyzer / blood alcohol samples)
  • Searches in the context of Proceeds of Crime / Money Laundering offences
  • Searches for evidence used during the commission of a crime.

Search Warrants

The law governing the legality of a search warrant and the use of evidence obtained during the course of a search is closely related to Search and Seizure and constitutes another area in which Greg DelBigio regularly represents clients.

Recent News
19 Nov 2012

In July 2012, Mr. DelBigio joined leading tax firm Thorsteinssons LLP as Counsel in that firm’s tax litigation group. Mr. DelBigio will be offering clients his significant expertise in cases involving tax evasion, search and seizure and constitutional defences. Mr. DelBigio will continue to service ongoing clients and offer criminal defence services for other criminal.

17 Jun 2010

As recently reported by the Canadian Bar Association, the Air India Inquiry final report, released on June 17, made a number of recommendations that were consistent with proposals made by the CBA in its intervention at the Inquiry. The report singled out the CBA’s submissions on the relationship between intelligence and evidence and the challenges.

2 May 2010

“Court can order lawyers to work for free,”* April 9, 2010, Lawyers Weekly. View the article. In this case a criminal defence lawyer (Cunningham) was employed by Yukon Legal Aid to represent an accused charged with sexual offences against a young child. The accused failed to update his financial information as required by Legal Aid.