The Charge Of Simple Possession Of Drugs

July 9, 2009 by  
Category: Drug Charges

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Mitch Engel explains what is meant by the charge of simple possession of drugs. The term “possession” encompasses two elements that must be proved by the Crown when they’re proceeding on a charge of possession of a drug. The Crown must prove “knowledge” and “control.” That means that the person who is charged with possession […]

What Is Meant By The Charge Of Possession Of Drugs For The Purpose Of Trafficking

July 8, 2009 by  
Category: Drug Charges

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Mitch Engel explains what is meant by the charge of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. The quantity of drugs found by the police forms the basis upon which the Crown will rely when trying to prove the charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Typically, if you’re in possession of a […]

How Police Determine Grounds For A Search For Possession Of Drugs

July 7, 2009 by  
Category: Drug Charges

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Mitch Engel explains how police determine grounds for a search for possession of drugs. The police have to have reasonable and probable grounds to search you at any time. They can’t go up to you on the street and search you if they have a suspicion or a hunch that you’re in possession of narcotics. […]

The Consequences Of A Conviction For A Drug-Related Crime

July 6, 2009 by  
Category: Drug Charges

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Mitch Engel explains the consequences of a conviction for a drug-related crime. Any drug conviction is looked upon seriously by other jurisdictions. The United States, for instance, takes a very dim view of anybody charged with any type of drug offense whether or not it’s a soft drug like marijuana or a harsher drug like […]

What Happens When You Are Charged With A Drug Offence

July 5, 2009 by  
Category: Drug Charges

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Mitch Engel explains what happens when you are charged with a drug offence. A couple of things can happen when you are arrested and charged with a drug offence. If, for example, you are charged with possession of marijuana, you could be released right from the scene. The police might give you a “promise to […]

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