Crim Law in Canada
October 2, 2012
Week 4, Tuesday
Facts of the Oakes case:
R v. Oakes
Reverse Onus- underscored the right to be presumed innocent until guilty.
David Edwin Oakes
D.E Oakes drugs on his person
8 1 gram vials of Hashish Oil
Told them at police station that he bought 10 vials, but he only had 8 at the time of seizure.
$619.45 was from a workers compensation cheque.
Other two vials- must've been used or sold.
Charged- police lay an information, they would have done that on the scene when they stopped him.
Possession for the purpose of Trafficking- Section 8 of Narcotics Control Act
Date: 1986thebruary (date of decision)
March 12 1985: charged.
Section 8: 14 years max.
Issues: (in the form of questions)
• Is se