Mar 18, 2014

Summary of R. v. Morris

R. v. Morris, 1998 CanLII 1344 (NS CA)
The accused challenged the validity of a police search. On voir dire, it was established that the Information to obtain the warrant contained two errors. The trial judge refused to find the search unreasonable, holding that there were ample reasonable grounds for the search, and that the errors were made in good faith and not as part of a deliberate attempt to mislead the Justice of the Peace who issued the warrant. The accused was convicted. He appealed.Dismissing the appeal, that the errors in the Information did not result from a deliberate attempt to mislead the Justice of the Peace, and the Information to obtain disclosed that there were ample reasonable grounds for the issuance of the warrant.