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Drug Offenses

Under Canadian Laws, drug offenses have some of the strictest penalties, even for first time offenders. A person convicted of a drug offense could face jail time, excessive fines, and a criminal record. Further, people with drug offenses on their criminal record have a difficult time finding employment opportunities, may face travel restrictions, and other difficulties.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense, you need proper legal representation. Rudi Covre has been representing clients against drug offenses from the time he started practicing criminal defense law. Depending upon the nature of the drug charge and circumstances surrounding the case, Rudi cannot promise you will not be incarcerated. However, he can promise he will protect your interests and rights in preparing your defense and provide you with the best possible outcome.

In Canada, drug offenses are considered one of the more serious criminal offenses. There are different types of drug offenses one might be charged with, such as possession, trafficking, production, and cultivation. Within these areas are additional sub-charges based upon the extent of the actual offense, like trafficking as part of a criminal organization or possession with the intent of trafficking.


Possession drug offenses range from simple possession to possession for trafficking purposes. If you are found in possession of substances listed in Schedules I to III of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act you can be charged. Possession is not limited to only illegal drugs, but also any prescription medication not in your name.

Drug Trafficking

Delivering substances listed in Schedules I to III of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to another person is considered trafficking. Whether the drugs are simply being delivered or money is exchanged is of no consequence in regards to the law. Trafficking could involve any of the following:

  • Introducing another person to a seller and acting as an agent in the negotiation of payment or transfer of drugs.
  • Giving drugs to someone for safe keeping.
  • Offering to deliver drugs for someone else, even if you fail to complete the delivery.
  • Purchasing drugs from one person with the intent of reselling the drugs.
  • Offering to sell or selling drugs to other people.
  • Selling or offering to sell substances which the person knows are not real drugs.

Drug Production

The production drug offense includes both the cultivation and manufacture of drugs. Manufacturing includes any of the illegal substances listed in Schedules I to IV of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.


Growing plants on an ongoing basis is considered cultivation and is defined to cover the entire life span of the plant from seed to maturity. Cultivation also includes situations where someone has knowledge plants are growing in an environment established by someone else and allows them to continue to grow with the intent of harvesting them later, even if the plants were not initially started by the individual.

Defenses for Drug Offenses

There are several different defenses for drug offenses depending upon the circumstances involving your case. In order to prepare the best defense against drug charges, you require the assistance of experienced Vaughan criminal defense lawyer, Rudi Covre. Contact Rudi today to schedule your free consultation.

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