Drug Offences

  • Possession
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Production
  • Importing and Exporting

In Canada, it’s a criminal offence to possess, sell, import, grow, or manufacture a number of controlled drugs and substances. The consequences of a conviction for drug offences range from fines, for simple possession of marijuana, to a Federal Penitentiary sentence for drug trafficking. A conviction for any drug offence in Canada will almost always cause problems if you intend on traveling to the United States. The US Customs Service may bar entry to any Canadian who has been convicted of a drug offence.

 

The most common way to contest a drug charge is to argue that one or more of the Accused’s protected rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms have been violated.  This involves a careful analysis of the way in which the police conducted their investigation.  Contact Mr. Wolson to schedule a free consultation to review your case and discuss your options.

 

 

Conditional / Absolute Discharge

 

If you have been found guilty or have pleaded guilty to a drug offence you may be eligible for a conditional or absolute discharge. This means that while you admit to the offence, you avoid a criminal conviction. A discharge may be critical to your future. You will want to speak with Mr. Wolson to see if you are eligible for a discharge and have him argue on your behalf.

 

 

 

For more information on this process, contact Daniel A. Wolson.