Prosecuting and Defending Drug Cases, 2nd Edition
, Jeremy Streeter
, Breana Vandebeek
General Editor(s): Brian H. Greenspan
, Vincenzo Rondinelli
Drug-related offences are one of the single largest areas of activity within criminal law. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated Canada’s opioid crisis, with overdose-related deaths increasing by almost 95% following the onset of the pandemic. This grim reality has led to new approaches in Canadian drug policy and the prosecution of drug-related offences.
Bestseller Prosecuting and Defending Drug Cases, 2nd Edition offers practical and up-to-date guidance on different types of drug offences, including possession, trafficking, importing, exporting, and production offences, as well as conspiracy and criminal organization offences in the context of drug distribution offences. These cases are addressed from both a prosecution and defence perspective, and provincial differences in practice or procedure are noted in each chapter.
This all-in-one resource also provides an in-depth exploration of issues surrounding bail, disclosure, the Charter, and sentencing, alongside practice-oriented coverage of the Cannabis Act and Garofoli applications. This edition features up-to-date content, current legislation, and additional case law—perfect for all practitioners working on cases involving drug-related offences.
This text is Volume 11 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.