Trafficking and Possession
Drug trafficking and possession charges are the most common type of drug offences. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act categorizes illicit drugs, and there may be different consequences depending on the type of drug, the amount, and whether it was for personal use or for trafficking. For instance, possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use, if prosecuted at all, is at the low end of the spectrum. At the other end of the spectrum would be a case involving different kinds of hard drugs in significant dealer/supplier-level quantities.
In more serious drug cases, there are often lengthy and complex police investigations. Sometimes these involve undercover operations or agents (dealers/criminals who secretly work for the police). There may be constitutional challenges, either specific to the case (excluding evidence from a police search) or general in nature (asking the court to strike down a law as being unconstitutional). We have experience in these areas and can help.