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Marijuana Production and Cultivation Charges

marijuana plantIt is a criminal offence in Canada to produce marijuana or other illegal drugs prohibited by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The charge of producing marijuana, whether it involves an indoor or an outdoor grow operation, is a very serious allegation.  Penalties for this type of offense often include a period of jail time even for unsophisticated grow operations. (more…)

Defending Robbery Charges in Toronto

Robbery Lawyer Toronto

robbery arrestRobbery is a serious criminal charge with grave consequences. The maximum punishment for robbery is life imprisonment. In cases involving the use of firearms, there is a minimum sentence of four years imprisonment. Daniel Brown is an experienced criminal defence lawyer practicing in Toronto, Ontario. He, and the lawyers at Daniel Brown Law have defended numerous allegations of robbery before both judges and juries. No matter what the specifics of your case are, speaking with a lawyer can help you to understand what options may be available.

To learn more about defending robbery charges in Toronto, Brampton, Oshawa, Newmarket or elsewhere in Ontario, call Daniel Brown at (416) 297-7200 or read the article below. (more…)

Fail to Appear in Court Charge

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Generally, it is a criminal offence to intentionally fail to appear in court as directed by a judge or to fail to appear for fingerprints and photographs as directed by a police officer pursuant to a valid court order. This article is intended to provide basic legal information about fail to appear charges in Toronto, Ontario. Those looking for advice on this or any criminal charge should consult a criminal lawyer.  Daniel Brown can be reached for a consultation at (416) 297-7200. (more…)

Communicating for the Purpose of Prostitution

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This article provides legal information about soliciting a prostitute charge in Toronto,  Ontario. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for proper legal advice. Those looking for legal advice on soliciting a prostitute should consult a criminal lawyer. Call Daniel Brown to discuss your criminal matter at (416) 297-7200.

Frequently asked questions about communicating for the purpose of prostitution:

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Defending a Crown Appeal

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This article provides legal information about defending a criminal appeal initiated by the Crown Attorney in Ontario of either an acquittal or sentence. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for proper legal advice. Those looking for legal advice on the time limits or process of filing an appeal with the court should consult a criminal lawyer. Call Daniel Brown to discuss your criminal appeal matter at (416) 297-7200.

Crown appeals

The Crown (Attorney General) has the right to appeal both an acquittal (not guilty verdict) and sentence. The Attorney General only appeals a limited number of cases each year and each potential appeal is subject to a review process that is triggered by a request from the local Crown Attorney who prosecuted the case. If the Crown does decide to appeal, you will receive a notice of appeal that will be served on you personally, typically by the police. The notice of appeal will briefly set out the errors alleged by the Crown that form the basis for their appeal. To learn about appeals initiated by the defence, read How to Appeal a Criminal Conviction or Sentence. (more…)

Refusing a Breath Sample Charge

roadside breath testIn Canada, It is a criminal offence to intentionally fail or refuse to comply with a demand to provide a police officer with a breath sample for the purpose of assessing the concentration of alcohol in the body of the driver of a motor vehicle.

A person charged with refusing a breath sample in Toronto, Ontario may also be charged with impaired driving as well. You can read more information about impaired driving and other drinking and driving offences such as Driving Over 80 by clicking on: DUI Charges Toronto. (more…)

Drug Importing Into Canada

importing cocaine torontoIt is a criminal offence in Canada to import any type of drug including cocaine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy or other drug prohibited by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. In Ontario, most drug importing charges arise out of crimes alleged to have been committed at Pearson International Airport in Brampton and are prosecuted at the Brampton Courthouse. Daniel Brown is an experienced criminal lawyer who frequently represents people accused of drug offences such as importing. To arrange a consultation to discuss your criminal law related matter, call (416) 297-7200. (more…)

Penalties for DUI Cases in Canada

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This article summarizes various types of reduced driving prohibitions for drinking and driving cases and identifies the preconditions for qualifying in Toronto, Ontario. Those seeking legal information on defending a drinking and driving case in Toronto, Ontario can read: Defending Drinking and Driving and Impaired Driving Charges.

Until recently, anyone convicted of their first drinking and driving offence in Canada involving a motor vehicle faced a minimum of a 12 month driving prohibition, followed by 12 months of only driving with an ignition interlock device (a device which requires a driver to provide a breath sample before a car’s ignition can be started, as well as requiring random tests while the ignition is on). (more…)

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