Drug Offences Lawyer in Toronto
If you are convicted under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) for trafficking, production or possession of drugs, you can face severe criminal penalties. Not only grave drug charges, but even minor drug charge convictions can also have severe consequences in your life.
A criminal record for drug charges can impact several aspects of a person’s life, including employment and international travel.
Drug offences can be complex in nature; And, charges and possible sentences for drugs offences can significantly vary.
Q. What qualifies as Drug Offence?
1)The type of drug;
2)Quantity of the substance;
3)Reason for possession;
4)Amount of planning about the offence;
5)Prior record of the offender; or
6)Whether there was trafficking of other drugs involved.
Please note, substances defined as ‘hard drugs,’ like heroin and cocaine, carry more severe sentences than ‘soft drugs’ like marijuana.
Possession for trafficking and production will result in harder punishment than simple possession.
Trafficking a Substance
Trafficking a substance is a serious offence that often carries minimum jail penalties. Trafficking of marijuana or hashish has a minimum jail penalty if the amount is more than 3kg. Trafficking of cocaine or heroin or possession for the purpose of trafficking always carries a minimum jail time.
Production (Grow - Op, Meth/MDMA Labs)
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Possession of substance 4. (1) Except as authorized under the regulations, no person shall possess a substance included in Schedule I, II or III. Obtaining substance (2) No person shall seek or obtain (a) a substance included in Schedule I, II, III or IV, or (b) an authorization to obtain a substance included in Schedule I, II, III or IV.
Have you or one of your relatives been charged with Importing Controlled Substance? Importation of narcotics is considered to be the most serious drug offence in Canada. It is especially so if the substance is not produced in Canada otherwise. For example, cocaine and heroin are considered to be “not indigenous to Canada”, meaning that…
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This Drugs Offence lawyer has represented many facing drug offences. Call us today if you or a loved one has been charged.