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Defending Drug Cases, 4th Edition
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Part of the Canada Practice Guides Criminal Series This concise work provides expert guidance in defending drug cases from the initial contact with the client and the bail hearing for serious offences to obtaining disclosure from the Crown, and preparing for the preliminary hearing and the trial. Key areas covered include
  • the essential elements of possession
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking and
  • trafficking offences.
  • proceeds of crime provisions are examined
  • special search warrants and restraint orders
This guide offers important strategies into raising substantive defences to drug charges and discusses typical fact patterns. The new edition has been fully reviewed and updated. Featured in this edition are new sections on:
  • Seizure, restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of crime
  • Common ethical issues facing defence counsel in drug cases
  • Fact patterns and Defences
  • Identifying Charter issues
  • Electronically intercepted evidence
  • Cross-examination of witnesses
  • Pleading guilty and sentencing
About the Author
P. Michael Bolton, Q.C. is a senior criminal lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia, carrying on a criminal trial and appellate practice. He is a Life Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia.