Any drug related charge has serious ramifications and impact on your life. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime or narcotics offence in Hamilton, Toronto, the GTA or anywhere in Ontario you may need to hire a criminal defence law firm experienced in handling drug related cases. The sooner you hire the right firm, the odds of winning your case increase. Since 2005 Lockyer Posner Craig has earned its reputation as a leading Canadian criminal law firm with proven success in handling drug and narcotics cases involving cocaine, heroin, non-prescription opioids and other substances.
Narcotics Related Offences
Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), which details drugs that are illegal across Canada, there are four main narcotics related offences:
- possession for the purpose of trafficking
A possession charge means you are found with drugs in an amount for personal use. Possession for the purpose of trafficking means that you are in possession of an unlawful substance for the purpose of selling or giving the substance to another person. This usually means you are in possession of a large amount of an illegal substance – not for personal use but with an intention to sell the drugs. Trafficking in illegal drugs means selling or giving them to other individuals, including undercover police officers. Importation of drugs occurs when you enter Canada with an illegal substance and can include drugs not in your direct possession, but drugs that have been sent or couriered to you.
Changing Cannabis Laws
Cannabis (marijuana) is now legal in Canada, but there are circumstances under which you can face charges including crossing a border with cannabis in your possession, trafficking and driving while high. It is also illegal to sell cannabis without a license — even to a friend or neighbour. Similar to alcohol, legislation exists at both the federal and provincial levels in some instances pertaining to cannabis laws.
Lockyer Posner Craig is the right criminal law firm to handle your narcotics or drug charge in the Hamilton, Toronto and GTA area because:
- Our track record of winning is outstanding
- We are among the most respected criminal law firms in Canada
- Our fees are highly competitive
If you have been charged with a drug offence, it is the Crown’s responsibility to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, starting by proving the nature and possession of the narcotics and additionally proving you had knowledge and control of the substance. If you have been charged with a narcotics offence, it is to your benefit to retain an experienced criminal lawyer, sooner rather than later, under any circumstance. Beyond possession, trafficking or importing, your lawyer will assess all circumstances surrounding the case to ensure your rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms have not been violated.
Lockyer Posner Craig may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction.
Confidential Drug Case Consultation
Lockyer Posner Craig handles narcotics cases across Ontario and are respected by judges and prosecutors throughout the Province. We have experience defending cases in Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket, Oshawa, Hamilton, Bradford, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Guelph, Kitchener, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Orangeville, London, Chatham, Windsor, Cobourg, Kingston, Ottawa, Pembroke, Brantford, Milton, Barrie, Orillia, North Bay, Thunder Bay and Timmins and throughout Ontario.
Let’s meet, in confidence, to discuss your options today. Put your trust in the Lockyer Posner Craig criminal defence team of highly skilled criminal lawyers with proven experience in drug and narcotics cases. Toll-free: 1-844-395-4084.