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Cold Call Drug Buys and the Law of Entrapment

  • June 30, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

Random virtue testing and police-manufactured crime sow deep seeds of distrust between the citizen and the state. The doctrine of entrapment defines the constitutional boundaries of lawful police conduct in providing opportunities for unwitting targets to commit crimes. In modern…

Building Mansions in Hell

  • May 16, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

A criminal conviction for a serious crime can rip a citizen from society for a long time. The fallout can be devastating. Families are torn apart. Children are often traumatized. The impact of incarceration may be generational. The damage to…

Accessing Seized Funds for Legal Fees

  • March 14, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

When the police identify property believed to be proceeds of crime, the Criminal Code allows them to seize or restrain it. They can take anything from the change in someone’s pocket to all of their assets. While the aim of…

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