Facing drug possession charges can feel like a nightmare. When you are charged with possession of narcotics, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as you can. Drug possession is a serious offence that comes with penalties that can have a very negative effect on your life. We've helped many people who have been charged with drug possession get the best outcome possible in court, and we can help you too.
Drug possession is a charge issued when you have a substance in your possession that is prohibited. Drug possession is listed under federal legislation called the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”), not under the Canadian Criminal Code. It is an offence to possess any substances listed in Schedules I, II, or III of the CDSA unless you have the authorization to do so. The most common substances listed in the CDSA schedules are cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA, fentanyl, opium, morphine, LSD, oxycodone, GHB, PCP (or “angel dust”), and Psilocybin (or “magic mushrooms”).
Drug possession charges can lead to serious consequences. If you are found with drugs on your person, in your home, or in your vehicle, you could be charged with possession. If you are convicted of drug possession, you may face jail time, fines, and other penalties. If you are facing drug possession charges, you need the help of an experienced criminal defence lawyer who will get you the best possible outcome for your case. Contact Andrews Benko & Associates as soon as possible.