Being charged with a drug related offence is serious offence in Canada which is governed by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Many drug related offences carry lengthy mandatory minimum jail sentences that can ruin both your personal and professional life. Being convicted of a drug related offence carries serious consequences including jail, restrictions on travelling, immigration consequences, employment consequences, and even post-secondary education consequences.
Hiring an experienced Criminal Lawyer is your best defence to ensure you avoid a jail sentence and other serious consequences referenced above. Drugs are classified into different categories and the most serious drugs are classified under Schedule 1, namely cocaine, opium and heroin. Under Schedule 2, Marijuana and its derivatives such as hashish and oil are listed. Under Schedule 3, drugs such as LSD and ecstasy are included.
Many defences are available to drug related offences and many include the skillful advocacy of challenging the seizure of the evidence as the evidence may have been seized through unlawful means. Having a skilled advocate by your side is your best defence against a criminal drug related charge.
Our criminal lawyers have successfully argued for the exclusion of evidence and ultimately the dismissal of very serious criminal drug charges for many clients. To contact a Richmond Hill Criminal Drug lawyer, contact our office at 647-352-2245 (BAIL).
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