Ask an Ontario Lawyer: When Can the Police Seize My Car?

The police can seize a vehicle under the following circumstances:

  • When an arrest is made under s. 217(4) of the Highway Traffic Act;
  • When the vehicle is abandoned;
  • When the vehicle is unplated;
  • When the driver has received a license suspension;
  • Where the driver has been driving with a suspended license; or
  • Where the vehicle is blocking traffic or snow.

In some cases, if your vehicle has been seized you will need to bring an application to court to have the vehicle released.  An Ontario criminal defence lawyer can assist you with this process.

Standing Granted at Oliphant Commission

Richard Auger will act as co-counsel with Eddie Greenspan at the Oliphant Commission.    The Commission was struck to consider Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.

Richard’s client has been granted standing to appear in Part 1 of the Commission.

Richard Auger has represented many key witnesses before Federal and other commissions of inquiry.  He appears with and on behalf of witnesses.  He also gives advice to witnesses appearing before Parliamentary Committees and other public bodies.  If you would like to consult with Mr. Auger about an appearance before an inquiry or similar body contact him at [email protected] or 613-233-4529.