Supreme Court of Canada Releases Decision in R v Suter

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Gayska and Richard Suter





The Supreme Court of Canada today released its decision in R v Suter.  The Supreme Court of Canada allowed the appeal and sentenced Mr. Suter to time served.

This decision confirms that Mr. Suter’s accident was caused by a non-impaired driving error and that he refused to provide a breath sample because he followed bad legal advice when he made his one phone call to a lawyer.

This case also makes new law in the area of mistake of law, vigilante justice, and what can constitute proper aggravating and mitigating factors in cases of refusal to provide a breath sample.

Bottos Law Group is grateful for the Supreme Court’s decision on the matter.

The full decision can be found below.

R v Suter, 2018 SCC 34

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