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A charge of simple marijuana possession was brought against our client. The amount seized was 4.6 grams. Our client had received an extrajudicial sanction in the past for a similar offence.
During sentencing, we demonstrated that our client had reduced his cannabis consumption and that he was preparing to attend closed therapy for 25 weeks. We determined that this measure was preferable for the young man since it was his career goal to join the Canadian Armed Forces. We demonstrated that our client was a person of good character with excellent parental support.
We then argued that a well-informed member of the public would not be shocked to learn that our client would receive an absolute discharge due to the nature of the offence, our client’s profile, and the small amount of marijuana in question.
Our client received an unconditional release and he would have no criminal record under the Criminal Records Act.