Legal Question in Criminal Law in Canada

while the police are executing a search warrant on a residence, can they physically pull an individual inside and search their person, for knocking on the door, when it is not the individual's residence?

Asked on 10/18/13, 6:00 am

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Kenneth Golish Golish, Kenneth W.
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There isn't enough detail here, but potentially you have an argument. Just as a guess, but without commenting on the lawfulness of the action on the part of the police, I assume they will claim that the individual was already in the house and was seen taking flight upon execution of the warrant. Do you have a lawyer already?

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Answered on 10/18/13, 2:51 pm


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