He has dealt with crimes involving importing and exporting drugs for alleged international drug cartels. Robb is also experienced in representing numerous individuals facing independent including “simple possession”, “trafficking”, and “possession for the purpose of trafficking.”
Some of Robb’s previous clients have been targeted by the Toronto Police Service in large scale projects, including Project Fusion, Project Folkstone, Project Cabra, and Project Lam Ying.
Most recently, in Project Lam Ying, Robb’s client Mr. Tran was arrested for production and trafficking mass quantities of Ecstasy (MDMA). Mr. Tran was also facing charges of conspiracy and commission of an indictable offence for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization.
In the midst of the Preliminary Hearing, Robb was able to negotiate with the Crown Attorney to have all charges withdrawn as against Mr. Tran. Most of Mr. Tran’s co-accuseds have either been convicted or are still before the courts. Robb also defended clients in Project Marvel, Project O.B., and Project Predator.
His clients in all of these cases were charged with large scale drug / trafficking offences. If his clients in any of these projects were convicted for the charges they initially faced, they would have served significant penitentiary sentences. Ultimately, Robb’s clients in Projects Marvel, O.B. and Predator all walked away without criminal records.
I would like to thank Mr. MacDonald because you worked really hard on this case, over months, and to achieve a really good outcome for your client, and you were professional and wonderful at every stage and I thank you for that.
I cannot leave this case without telling counsel that, as I’m entering a third decade as a judge on this bench, I can count on one hand the number of times I have said what I’m about to say to counsel. Gentlemen, your courtesy, your civility and your professionalism with one another and to the Court in these proceedings is, in my view, a testament to your considerable skills as advocates.
I Feel Like I Owe My Life to Robb. I lost my fiancé, my job, and almost my house when I was first charged with these crimes. It felt like no one stood by me. As soon as I met Robb I had the utmost confidence in him and I knew he was the man for the job. He spent countless hours preparing me for the trial. During the trial, he performed an outstanding cross examination on the man who’d accused me of these crimes. At the end of Robb’s cross examination I knew that no one in the court room believed his side of story. Robb was nothing short of a life-saver.
I had given up hope. I thought there was no way to beat my charges. I spoke to other lawyers before meeting with Robb MacDonald and I was strongly considering entering a guilty plea. When Robb looked at my case, he suggested that we bring a Charter Argument. I didn’t even know what that was. We spent a whole day in court and Robb and the Crown Attorney argued about whether or not my Charter Rights had been violated because I had to wait so long for my trial date. At the end of the day, Robb’s arguments convinced the judge to stay all the charges against me.