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
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 The client pleaded guilty to drunken driving; the drug charges were withdrawn and the client was acquitted of these.Not all Mr.