Drug-related allegations are among some of the more serious charges prosecuted in Canada and often involve Charter litigation. Possession, trafficking, production and importing are all types of drug allegations that can have serious long-term consequences if convicted. If you are facing drug-related charges, it is essential to get legal advice as soon as possible. A skilled criminal lawyer can sometimes help you avoid a conviction or make your case more compelling at trial.
The law surrounding drug allegations can be extremely complex. Terms such as "Trafficking," "Possession," and "Production" all have legal meanings under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CSDA) and common law. Most criminal offences associated with drugs are charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This law regulates what is known as "controlled drugs" and is intended to prevent the non-medical use of certain drugs.
A criminal record for drugs can seriously impact many aspects of a person's life, including employment and international travel. With so much at stake, it is essential to have an experienced lawyer on your side. If you're facing drug-related charges, contact us as soon as possible. The team at Andrews Benko & Associates has extensive experience in dealing with all types of drug offences. We will work closely with you to ensure that we provide you with the best possible defence strategy and that your rights are protected throughout the process.