Criminal Defence Lawyer Vaughan ON
Under Canadian Laws, drug offences have some of the strictest penalties, even for first time offenders. A person convicted of a drug offence could face jail time, excessive fines, and a criminal record. Further, people with drug offences 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 offence, you need proper legal representation. Criminal Defence Lawyer Rudi Covre has been representing clients against drug offences from the time he started practicing criminal defence 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 defence and provide you with the best possible outcome.
In Canada, drug offences are considered one of the more serious criminal offences. There are different types of drug offences 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 offence, like trafficking as part of a criminal organization or possession with the intent of trafficking.
Possession drug offences 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.
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.
Defences for Drug Offences
There are several different defences for drug offences depending upon the circumstances involving your case. In order to prepare the best defence against drug charges, you require the assistance of experienced Vaughan criminal defence lawyer, Rudi Covre. Contact Rudi today to schedule your free consultation.