June 4th, 2019
Client charged with possession of various substances for the purposes of trafficking after landlord discovered evidence of cocaine to crack conversion in a closet. Police executed a search warrant and client was found inside the premises. Held: Acquittal. Case proceeded to trial, but after hearing defence lawyer’s cross examination of their star witness, the Crown … Read More.
July 3rd, 2014
Accused was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The police received an anonymous tip advising them that the occupants of a certain vehicle were trafficking in drugs. The police located the vehicle, stopped it, arrested the occupants (the accused was a passenger), and upon searching the vehicle found cocaine. The defence … Read More.
November 23rd, 2017
Defence appeal from 3-year sentence after accused pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking. Appellant was 24 years old, and had a prior related record. Suggestion that appellant dealt drugs to support his own addiction. Issue on appeal of whether sentencing judge erred in giving the guilty plea limited weight since … Read More.
December 15th, 2016
Accused pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine. Entrapment / abuse of process argument rejected. Issue regarding sentence. Accused was known to police to be a drug addict. As part of an undercover inner city operation, police approached accused regarding a request to purchase cocaine. Accused arranged for a small scale transaction, in exchange for the … Read More.