Toronto Defence Lawyer – Marijuana Possession Charges

Regina v. Kopcsanyi, [2008] O.J. No. 2088 (Ont. Sup. Crt)

Mr. Kopscanyi brought an Application in the Superior Court of Justice to exclude cocaine and marijuana found in a vehicle he had been driving. Peel Regional Police seized the drugs in a Tupperware container found on the floor of the vehicle. Ms Shemesh vigorously argued that the police officer violated Mr. Kopascanyi Charter rights and simply searched the Tupperware container without any right to do so. The Judge found the following:

In my view, Constable Vertolli simply wanted to know what was in that Tupperware container; believed he had the right to know what was in a container that he could not see into; asked to see into it; and the drugs were found. It was an unreasonable search and there was a breach of his section 8 right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure.

As a result of the Charter Breach, all of the evidence seized was excluded from the trial and Mr. Kopscanyi was found Not Guilty. [Read More]

If you are facing any type of drug charges, do not plead guilty until you have spoken to a defence lawyer in Toronto. Possession of marijuana can have serious implications and it is important to understand all of your options. If you have been charged do not try and take care of the matter on your own, without legal assistance. You will need to have the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer trained in handling drug cases.

Call Leora Shemesh, one of the best defence lawyers in Toronto if you are facing marijuana possession charges, trafficking and/or importing illegal substances.