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2 of 4 charges dropped against Toronto defence lawyer

03/12/2015 12:11 EDT | Updated 05/12/2015 05:59 EDT
A month after a Toronto defence lawyer was arrested at a Brampton courthouse and accused of smuggling drugs, two of the four charges she was facing have been dropped.

On Feb. 12, Peel Regional Police issued a news release indicating that Laura Liscio had been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, breach of trust and obstruction of justice.

Police later revealed that Liscio had been arrested in her courtroom attire. After her arrest, she was escorted to a marked police cruiser alongside uniformed and plainclothes officers.

On Thursday, the obstruction of justice and breach of trust charges against Liscio were dropped. She is still facing charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana.

The allegations against Liscio have not been proven in court.

Her lawyer has said Liscio was passing clothing to a client when she was arrested.

The case has caused outrage in the legal community. Dozens of lawyers have written letters in support of Liscio.

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