Regardless of whether it’s related to pot (marijuana), cocaine, heroin, hash, LSD, Molly/ecstasy (MDMA), mushrooms, or GHB, being accused of a drug offence is serious matter.
There are various types of criminal charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Production of a Controlled Substance
- Importing a Controlled Substance
The possible punishments for each of these charges depends on the amount and type of drug involved.
If you are facing a drug charge, there’s a lot at stake. Even though many people believe Canada’s stance on drugs is relatively soft, the fact is that consequences of a drug-related conviction can include jail time (up to life in prison), a permanent criminal record, and reduced ability to travel out of the country.
A skilled and experienced drug defence lawyer, Ian Hutchison will thoroughly assess your case and the evidence that the prosecution presents against you. He’ll examine whether your constitutional rights have been upheld and assess the credibility of other witnesses along with the reliability of police evidence. A solid defence is your very best chance at minimizing the effects of a drug offence on your life.