Corey Lee James Myers v. Her Majesty the Queen

(British Columbia) (Criminal) (By Leave)


Criminal law - Bail review - Principles governing s. 525 of the Criminal Code - Proper interpretation and application of s. 525 of the Criminal Code.


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On January 4, 2016, Corey Lee James Myers was arrested on firearms and assault charges stemming from a high speed car chase, and detained until trial. On January 29, 2018, Myers pleaded guilty plea to one count of occupying a motor vehicle knowing a firearm is present under section 94(1) of the Criminal Code, and on a separate provincial court information arising from the same circumstances, entered a plea to one count of possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition under section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.

This appeal relates to pre-trial proceedings, specifically the 90 day bail review provided for by s. 525 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46. The appeal is brought directly from the October 5, 2017 Superior Court ruling confirming the appellant’s continued detention pending trial. At that point, Myers had been in jail eighteen months.

Lower Court Rulings

September 27, 2017
Supreme Court of British Columbia

2017 BCSC 1717, X079572
Ruling on s. 525 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46