The Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook Cover. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Archived Content. Archived material is published for. Department of Justice Canada’s Internet site. TABLE OF CASES.
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Young said growing marijuana next door to his child’s room is not a serious enough transgression to justify a jail sentence.
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Counsel shall determine the sufficiency of evidence and evaluate whether a prosecution is in the public interest. Morris would almost certainly not have done jail time. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter. Counsel assigned to the file will ensure that they update one another prosecutioh to developments.
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This document describes concepts and principles that are at the very core of the considerable public duties and responsibilities of all Crown prosecutors. A standard immunity agreement form or plea agreement form must be used in this regard.
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And they continue to seek criminal records, and sometimes jail time, orosecution people charged with simple possession of marijuana for their own use.
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Morris who sought help launching a constitutional challenge. The prosecution service said in response to e-mailed questions from The Globe and Mail that it follows practices outlined in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook, published in This review is a crucial component of the exercise of independent prosecutorial discretion.
The prosecution service says it follows practices outlined in handbook published in As Canada heads toward a new era of legal marijuana use, federal prosecutors are still trying to jail people who grow small amounts of cannabis in their home to sell to others, sending a tough-on-drugs message that some say is at odds with the new approach. I’m a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? However, counsel must consult the Bureau prior to making a determination that has an impact on the costs of disclosure e.
The Immunity Program is one of the Bureau’s most effective tools for detecting and investigating criminal activities prohibited by the Competition Act. Counsel will review information to obtain search warrants, production orders, sealing orders and wiretap authorizations, among other applications.
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Canadian courts have struck down several mandatory minimums passed by the Conservative government. The ultimate determination of porsecution is up to counsel; Be available to review with counsel the facts of the case and disclosure issues; Take all deskblok steps to ensure the availability of witnesses; Attend pre-trial interviews of prospective witnesses by counsel, and keep notes of such interviews for disclosure purposes; Attend court proceedings, when required; Carry out additional investigative tasks that are reasonably required by counsel.
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Counsel will provide an explanation of these decisions to the Bureau, if requested. However, if counsel elects to pursue a prosecution, it is done vigorously and to the best of his or her ability, with due regard to the law, legal ethics, his or her role as an officer of the court, and the overriding obligation to act objectively and fairly in the public interest. On drug offences, the book says prosecutors should stick with the mandatory sentence where it is supported by the facts and, as a general rule, not discard the minimum to achieve a plea bargain.
But the prisecution service is still seeking the same length of time set out in the minimum. Read our community guidelines here. Federal prosecutors are also taking a hard line on possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms
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Updates to the Crown Prosecutor’s Manual will be posted on this site as they are available. The PPSC ensures that a consistent national approach is taken to issues arising in prosecutions under the Acts.
Federal prosecutors maintain hard line on pot as legalization looms – The Globe and Mail
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