Production, possession of and trafficking narcotics and drugs

Mr. Xavier Cormier, a lawyer, defends individuals charged with production, possession of and trafficking drugs and narcotics. The terms “drugs” and “narcotics” are synonymous in nature. The offences of producing, possessing and trafficking narcotics are distinct because of their subject-matter and the sentences related to them. Many forbidden substances are mentioned in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act apart from the most widely known drugs such as marijuana (cannabis) or

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Random vehicle searches: withdrawal of resulting charges

One of the most common interactions between citizens and the police happens when driving. Despite police’s wide range of authority in checking drivers, their powers are not unlimited. Jurisprudence acknowledges that a police officer may not randomly stop a driver. This would involve, for instance, stopping a driver because the vehicle is traveling late at night in an area where a lot of drugs are sold.In a nutshell, this arrest

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A client charged with cannabis production is granted a discharge

The Cormier Simard criminal law firm was defending a client charged with producing cannabis plants (Section 7 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). The client admitted he was guilty. Mr Xavier Cormier’s intern negotiated with the Prosecutor in order to find a solution to avoid the client having a criminal record.The charge was reduced from marijuana production to simple possession. The client made a charity donation, and the Judge granted him an

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A client already having a criminal record receives an absolute discharge

Christos Karteris, a criminal lawyer working for Cormier Simard, was defending a client charged with possession of 47 grams of cannabis resin (Section 4 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). This client already had a criminal record for impaired driving. Nevertheless, he wished to receive a discharge to avoid having problems with his employer. The client pleaded guilty to the drug possession charge. Mr Karteris had the client testify, and the

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An absolute discharge is granted to a client charged with narcotics trafficking

Mr Christos Karteris, a lawyer with Cormier Simard, was defending a client charged with narcotics trafficking (Section 5 (1) (3) b) ii Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). The client pleaded guilty of the offence. Being a student, the client wished to avoid having a criminal record because of his age, in order not to interfere with the possibility of finding work.Mr Karteris requested that a pre-sentencing report be drafted in

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A client is acquitted of possession of various drugs

Mr. Luc Simard, a criminal lawyer, was representing a client in Court, who was charged with possession of amphetamine, methamphetamine and cannabis (Section 4 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) and with driving with impaired faculties (Section 253 Criminal Code).Mr. Simard discussed certain specifics about the evidence with the Prosecutor. The client pleaded guilty to drunken driving; the drug charges were withdrawn and the client was acquitted of these.Not all Mr.

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A client charged with cannabis possession is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with simple possession of a small quantity of cannabis (Section 4 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). Mr. Cormier contacted the Prosecutor to discuss finding a solution. Mr. Cormier’s client made a donation to a charity organization, and the Prosecutor dropped the charges. Therefore, the client was acquitted.Not all clients of lawyer Xavier Cormier are acquitted. See notice.

A client charged with possession of cannabis receives an absolute discharge

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with simple possession of over 200 grams of marijuana (Section 4 (1) (4) b) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). Mr. Cormier negotiated with the Prosecutor. Mr. Cormier’s client made a donation to a charity organization and then pleaded guilty to the cannabis possession charge. The lawyers suggested the Judge grant Mr. Cormier’s client an absolute discharge. The Judge agreed.Not all Mr.

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A client charged with possession of marijuana receives an absolute discharge

A client of Mr.Cormier was charged with simple possession of cannabis(Section 4 (1) (5) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). Mr. Cormier negotiated with the Prosecutor of this case. The client pleaded guilty to the offence and received an absolute discharge after having made a donation of $ 200.Not all Mr Cormier's client receive a discharge. Read the notice.