Drug Offences

What is joint possession of drugs?

Joint possession of drugs is a form of drug possession in which more than one person can be in possession or custody of the drugs at the same time. To establish joint possession the Crown Prosecutor must prove that...

July 15th, 2019|

What is entrapment?

Entrapment is a procedural safeguard to criminal charges when it is established that the police or their agent originated the idea of the crime and induced the accused to engage in it. The Supreme Court of Canada established that entrapment occurs when...

July 15th, 2019|

What is drug possession?

Drug possession is the most common drug-related offence. In order to prove possession, the Crown Prosecutor must prove that the item seized is a controlled substance as defined in theĀ Controlled Drug and Substance Act...

July 15th, 2019|

What is constructive possession of drugs?

Constructive possession of a controlled substance is established where an accused does not have the drugs on him, but did have it in the possession of another person or place for the benefit of himself or another person. Constructive possession requires the following...

July 15th, 2019|

How do I beat my drug charges?

The vast number of drug charges arise after police conduct a search of a person, their vehicle or home. Despite being found in possession of drugs, the most common defence to drug charges is to have the evidence of drugs excluded at trial...

July 15th, 2019|

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