Category: drug possession

Category: drug possession

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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Neuberger & Partners take a detailed, custom approach to drug trafficking cases

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Thursday February 19, 2015.

In Canada, heroin is classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. While the penalties for possession of a Schedule I drug may include fines, jail time and other consequences, the penalties for trafficking a Schedule I drug such as heroin can be even more severe, even if you have no prior convictions. An individual convicted of trafficking heroin in Ontario could face a lifetime...
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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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Addiction often fuels drug crimes

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Friday June 20, 2014.

One look at the media and it is clear: many people in Canada don't think too highly of people charged with drug crimes. Many see them as ruining society, willing to rip apart families and lives with addiction just to make some money. And if that is the general public's attitude toward people suspected of drug crimes, one can only imagine what law enforcement and prosecutors think. What many people...
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Brampton athlete forgives police brutality

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Wednesday April 02, 2014.

Although the name Orlando Bowen may not be on everyone's lips in the Greater Toronto Area, this Brampton resident was once a linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. His football career has since ended due to a concussion, a concussion he suffered after he says he was beaten police outside of a Mississauga night club. The football player had been standing near his car when two men approached him looking for...
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Peel Regional Police raid Mississauga home

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Thursday January 30, 2014.

A 25-year-old Mississauga man has been arrested following a raid of the home he was in by Peel Regional Police. While it is not entirely clear what led officers to the home, the Toronto Sun reports that he has been charged with both weapons charges and drug possession. Police claim to have found $5,875, 16 ounces of marijuana, 2.7 ounces of cocaine and eight grams of crack cocaine. Two women were...
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