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Fighting Canadian Drug Possession Charges in Toronto

Illegal drug use is on the rise in Toronto and opioid-related deaths are at record highs compared to previous years. At the same time, courts in Ontario are overwhelmed with drug possession cases resulting in a considerable backlog.  We’ll examine Canadian drug...

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Rules of Police Entrapment | Supreme Court Rulings

In all but the most clear-cut scenarios, the line that crosses over into police entrapment can be difficult to prove. Add in the plethora of police entrapment myths and misunderstandings from pop culture and the term can be especially confusing. As such, any new...

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How Police Are Identifying Grow Ops?

Toronto’s drug laws have been changing since the legalization of marijuana, but how police identify grow ops has not changed much. Pardons for marijuana possession allow some people to clear their criminal records. For other offences, like drug cultivation, selling to...

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Can You Be Charged For Impaired Driving With CBD Oil?

Canada’s legalization of marihuana is still in its infancy. The legal implications are still being worked out and courts are still interpreting the legislation. So many questions still remain. This includes how new drug laws and stricter regulations on driving while...

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How Pardons For Marihuana Possession Convictions

Canada recently brought legislation to the House of Commons to make it easier and faster to get pardons for simple possession of marihuana convictions. In this article, we look at what this means and how it affects people with existing criminal records. This is one...

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How Does Legalization Affect Underage Cannabis Possession?

Canada’s recent federal legalization of cannabis has been making headlines around the world, but how legalization affects youth and underage cannabis possession is rarely mentioned. Federally, the minimum age for marihuana possession is 18. But, as with tobacco and...

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Cannabis Act Revisions in Ontario

Cannabis Act, S.C. 2018, c.16 Cannabis Control Act, 2017 Bill 36 The legalization of recreational marijuana is fast approaching. As it nears, the Ontario government is adjusting legislation to control how, where and by whom marijuana will be sold. Last week the...

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Grow-Op Charges for Marijuana

Marijuana production and cultivation charges, even for small grow-ops, can carry significant penalties. Depending on the allegations and the number of plants lengthy jail sentences are a real possibility. An experienced drug defence lawyer is your best chance to...

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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

What Is a Drug Recognition Expert? A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to scientifically identify if a person's ability to operate motor vehicle is drug impaired by or impaired by alcohol. They are scientifically trained to determine if a person is driving under the...

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