Category: Drug Possession

Category: Drug Possession

Police charge Whitby driver after seizing over 40 kg of marijuana

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges, Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Friday October 12, 2018.

Marijuana possession and use will be legal in Canada after October 17, 2018. But a Whitby driver greatly exceeded the new 30-gram limit and is facing charges after police seized 44 kilograms of marijuana from his car. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) allege that the driver was speeding on Highway 401 near Napanee. When police pulled the driver over, they saw large garbage bags in the back of his vehicle....
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Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges, Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Friday September 21, 2018.

Before October 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. On and after October 17, 2018, possessing that cannabis will be perfectly legal. But a person’s criminal record for possessing cannabis will remain. This record can only be expunged under certain conditions and with the help of a criminal lawyer. Why a person’s criminal record...
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Criminal defence: Man guilty of drug dealing after 2 acquittals

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, drug charges, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Monday August 27, 2018.

A Leamington store owner was recently found guilty of drug trafficking after having been acquitted twice. The man, 54 years old, was found guilty by an Ontario Court Justice in Windsor. The OPP began looking into allegations the man was selling drugs to kids four years ago. Police began to watch the accused after having been acquitted for charges in the past. He was arrested again, and this time he may be facing...
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Violent crime: Ontario medical marijuana dispensary robbed

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, drug charges, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Wednesday August 15, 2018.

An illegal medical marijuana dispensary was apparently the site of two thefts over a three-month period. Law enforcement authorities say that the London, Ontario dispensary, or the Downtown Relief Centre as it's known, was targeted recently by more than one suspect. Witnesses of the apparent violent crime said the suspects, who appeared to be armed, entered the shop at around 10 p.m. while some customers and employees were still there. When the cops...
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Sarnia woman in possession of controlled substance set free

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Thursday August 11, 2016.

The law applies equally to all citizens, and no one has the right to deny the rights of another, including those of someone suspected or accused of a crime. When these rights are denied, there can be serious repercussions for all involved. Illustrating this point is a recent ruling on an incident involving a woman arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Sarnia, Ontario. The woman in question entered a pawnshop on...
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Drug charges for marijuana possession still pursued

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Friday July 22, 2016.

When it comes to laying criminal charges, in some cases the Crown has leeway regarding whether a charge is filed. This means that someone could find that they are being prosecuted for a possession of a small portion of drugs such as marijuana. While legalization of the drug appears to be on the horizon, the federal government is nonetheless still pursuing charges for even very small amounts. This is illustrated in the...
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Alleged car theft results in drug charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Monday June 06, 2016.

There are a variety of situations that could lead to someone being arrested for committing an alleged crime. Recently we wrote about drug charges that were laid after a sweep was conducted in Toronto. While that is one way in which charges could arise, it is not the only one. Other times tips from other citizens could prompt police to take action. The recent arrest of three individuals in Toronto...
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Ontario police engage in questionable practice of publishing defendants’ names

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Tuesday March 03, 2015.

Police forces in some parts of Ontario make it a point to publicly associate marijuana charges with accused individuals, even before the cases have been tried. For example, the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police send out press releases that list the names of individuals charged with crimes, including possession of small amounts of marijuana. The detachment is thought to be the only one in the area to engage in this...
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Study connects use of crystal meth with traumatic brain injury

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Friday December 12, 2014.

As anyone who has ever faced a drug charge related to the possession of methamphetamines can likely attest, the charges need to be taken seriously. This is because of the harsh penalties that could accompany a conviction. These penalties include: Jail time. Significant fines. A criminal record. With the serious impact potentially tied to the drug many may wonder what prompts someone to take the drug in the first place. A study...
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Young people charged with marijuana possession in rural Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Tuesday June 24, 2014.

The Controlled Drug and Substance Act dictates which drug acts are criminal under Canadian law. The act is quite extensive and lists a number of crimes that many people in Ontario may not even realize are criminal. Of course, most people in the province know that marijuana possession is a violation of the law, but it is hardly as serious as a violent or destructive crime. Sadly, the Ontario Provincial Police are...
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