House Arrest and Weekends for Grow-Up

R. v. M.R. [2011] – Client charge with Production, Possession for the Purpose and Trafficking in marijuana – Following a several month police investigation, a warrant was obtained for my Client’s property where Police seized over 500 plants valued at several hundred thousand dollars in various stages of growth.  Client had significant criminal history including prior convictions for drug-related offenses.  Crown’s original position was a significant amount of jail time.  Following discussions with the Crown lasting almost 9 months, the sentencing judge agreed with the Crown and my joint position for a combined Conditional Sentence (house arrest) and Intermittent Sentence (weekends).  The house arrest had exceptions for work so my Client was able to keep his job.  CONDITIONAL SENTENCE – INTERMITTENT SENTENCE