Marijuana Possession Charges

Regina v. Lee, [2005] O.J. No. 4389 (Ont. Sup. Crt)

Mr. Lee was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Mr. Lee’s vehicle had been stopped and subjected to an arbitrary search of the trunk – where police discovered a quantity of marijuana. Ms. Shemesh argued that the police had absolutely no basis to search the trunk of Mr. Lee’s vehicle. The Court agreed saying the following:

Without reasonable cause, the arrests were calculated to provide the occasion to effect a warrantless search without consent of the accused. It reflects either a misunderstanding or a disregard for the fundamental Charter rights of citizens, including citizens who may have committed offences.

Mr. Lee was found not guilty. [Read More]

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