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The Law of Traffic Offences, 4th Edition
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The Law of Traffic Offences, 4th Edition provides a thorough understanding of the offence.

Handle traffic offences with maximum effectiveness. The Law of Traffic Offences, 4th Edition provides a thorough understanding of the offence as well as a way to determine quickly whether all the elements in the charge have been covered. Other topics include: •

  • challenges to radar evidence
  • speeding
  • driving without insurance
  • procedure in traffic cases
  • evidence
  • careless driving
  • certificate of offence
  • commercial motor vehicles
  • appeals in traffic cases
  • imposing less than minimum fine and more.

New in this edition

The 4th edition of Law of Traffic Offences updates many of the procedural provisions for Traffic Offences trials and appeals, including recent decisions on adjournments disclosure motions in the Superior court for certiorari. The chapters on Offences, Careless Driving, Stunt Driving and CVOR enforcement have been updated.  The reader will note updates to the Sentencing provisions as well as some guidance on the affect of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision R. v. Jordan on Highway Traffic Act prosecutions.

About the Author

Scott Hutchison is a partner at Henein Hutchison LLP. His practice includes complex civil, criminal, regulatory and constitutional litigation, with a particular interest in white collar crime and appellate advocacy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for Appellate Law and Criminal Defence and for in Chambers Canada in Dispute Resolution. He was appointed by the Attorney General and the Law Foundation of Ontario to the province’s Class Proceedings Committee.  He is a member of the Board of Innocence Canada, a group dedicated to correcting wrongful convictions.

His recent practice has included advising in relation to the defence of complex class actions, advising clients caught up in business crime investigations, and representing individuals and entities in serious criminal cases at all levels of court. He has argued numerous criminal and civil appeals and trials, including hundreds of matters in the Ontario Court of Appeal and more than two dozen cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. He appears regularly before senior professional discipline tribunals, the Ontario Securities Commission and similar tribunals.

From 1989 to 2005, Scott was counsel at the Crown Law Office-Criminal (Ontario) where he represented the Crown at all levels of court, including hundreds of appearances in the Court of Appeal and numerous appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is the author of a number of frequently cited legal texts, including Search and Seizure Law in Canada (Carswell); Hutchison’s Search Warrant Manual, 2015 (Carswell); Computer Crime in Canada (with Robert Davis); and is a past author of McWilliams Canadian Criminal Evidence (4th) (Canada Law Book).

Scott is a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Law Program. He is one of the Co-Chairs of the Osgoode Professional Development Program National Symposium on Search and Seizure Law in Canada. He is a popular speaker on a variety of legal topics. Scott writes and teaches extensively and was a member of the adjunct faculty of Queen’s University Law School where he taught Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy from 2005 to 2013. From 2006 to 2008 he also taught Advanced Evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Criminal Lawyers Association, and the International Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law.

David Rose was a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law at the Ontario Bar for 22 years before becoming a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 2014. He is the editor of Snow's Annotated Criminal Code and co-author (with Lisa Goos) of DNA: A Practical Guide, both published by Thomson Reuters.

Justice Philip Downes is a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice. He presides in Toronto.