Corey Lee James Myers v. Her Majesty the Queen
(British Columbia) (Criminal) (By Leave)
Criminal law - 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.
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