In Canada, drug offences are prosecuted under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”). There are also a broad range of sentences for drug offences. For example, the penalties for importing heroin are significantly greater than they are for importing marijuana. Hiring a Vaughan criminal lawyer that has experience in defending drug offences is crucial.
With regards to trafficking drugs, a person could be charged with different offences for example, you could be charged with “trafficking a controlled substance” or the similar offences “possession for the purpose of trafficking”. Both are considered very serious offences in the Canadian justice system.
Possession of a drug is a bit different. The Crown must only prove that the item found was an illegal drug and that the accused was in possession of the drug. Under possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking the Crown must prove that the item found was an illegal drug and that the accused was in possession of the drug and had an intention to sell or give the drugs to others. There are a number of factors that the Police will use when determining whether someone should be charged for ‘simple possession’ or ‘possession for the purpose of trafficking’.
Having an experienced Vaughan drug trafficking lawyer on your side will assist you in avoiding the very serious consequences of a trafficking or “possession for the purpose” of trafficking conviction.
How can we defend Drug Charges?
One of the most common ways our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers defend drug charges is to show that the drugs that the police seized were found in violation of a person’s constitutional rights as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. That is, even if you are found with drugs in your possession, the case can still be successfully defended. Some of the rights that everyone in Canada enjoys that are found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are:
Section 8: Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.
Section 9: Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.
Why should you hire Capulli Law for drug related offences?
When charged with trafficking or “possession for the purpose”, you should contact our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers office at (647) 504-6878 immediately and allow one of our criminal lawyers to assist you. Remember, it is ill advised to plead guilty without proper legal advice. At Capulli Law, our Vaughan criminal lawyers are very experienced in the areas of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking and can offer you the legal advice and guidance that you require.
A conviction under Canadian drug laws will almost certainly affect your ability to travel to popular destinations within the United States, Europe, Asia, or South America. A conviction for a drug charge will also affect your future employment prospects. You also face the possibility of a lengthy jail sentence if you are found guilty of serious drug crimes.
Don’t hesitate to call Capulli Law. Our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers will keep you informed every step of the way. Remember, we offer a free consultation. Call us at (647) 504-6878.