May 28, 2012 12:46 PM Subscribe
What happens when you surrender on a drug trafficking warrant? (Canadian version)
posted by philip-random to Law & Government (5 answers total)
Help me sort out a plausible fictional scenario. A young man with no previous criminal record gets caught with a few pounds of marijuana in the greater Vancouver area (Canada, that is). He successfully flees the situation but later decides to turn himself in (with help from a lawyer).
What sort of situation is he likely to face? Would he be jailed? What sort of bail would he have to raise? At what point would a judge figure and how much leeway would a judge have in terms of sentence suspension, etc?