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Vancouver Criminal Lawyer: Cathryn Moore

Trafficking of Heroin / Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine and Other Controlled Substances

The Facts:

Client was charged with trafficking over 24 grams of heroin/fentanyl and 24 grams of crack cocaine and other controlled substances. The client had a related criminal record. Cathryn conducted a contested sentencing hearing days after the R v. Chen decision was issued, which struck down the legislation that made a Conditional Sentence Order, not available for drug trafficking, as unconstitutional. The Crown sought a jail sentence of 2 years.

The Argument:

Cathryn argued that the appropriate sentence was house arrest (Conditional Sentence Order).

The Result:

The Judge imposed house arrest for the client and declined to impose the real jail sentence sought by the Crown.