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.