CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Legal rights - Protection against arbitrary detention or imprisonment - Exclusion of evidence

Law360 Canada (September 9, 2022, 2:27 PM EDT) -- Appeal by Santos from his conviction for possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. A police officer stopped Santos to check his licence and registration, made observations that led him to believe that he had grounds to arrest him and found a 1.065-kilogram brick of cocaine in a garbage bag in the car during a search incidental to the arrest. Santos argued that the trial judge erred in deciding that there was no violation of s. 8 or s. 9 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter)....
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