Alberta court will not revisit cocaine sentence ruling
The Alberta Court of Appeal has declined to hear arguments regarding the severity of the sanctions imposed on convicted cocaine dealers. The decision was made by a three-member panel and released in the form of a written judgment on Sept. 24. A defense lawyer had argued that social and legal attitudes towards drug offences and offenders had changed since a 1981 ruling that established a custodial term of three years be the “starting point” for sentencing cocaine dealers.
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