Drug Trafficking Charges
Up to certain amounts, the presence of drugs on your person may be considered as possession for personal use. In such a case you may be prosecuted for possession only.
Once that limit is exceeded, however, other accusations may also be added to your drug offense charges, including:
- Dealing drugs (e.g. cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstasy, marijuana, prescription pills)
- Drug trafficking
- Importing drugs
These charges are serious and come with heavy penalties, potentially including jail time. Other consequences may involve large fines, legal fees and court-ordered treatment.
If you have been arrested for dealing drugs – cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, meth or other substance – a skilled drug defense attorney can help you confront the charges and improve your odds of a positive outcome.
Defending Against Drug trafficking Charges
Our drug trafficking and importation criminal defense team has a successful record defending against drug charges, including defending clients against charges of dealing cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana and other drugs, and drug trafficking and importation charges.
As in other types of legal prosecution involving drugs in Canada, the onus is on the court to prove that you had both:
- Knowledge of the substance, and
- Control over that substance, for the purpose of trafficking, dealing or importing it.
Evidence collected in the course of an investigation – in the attempt to prove these charges – can also fall under scrutiny. If evidence is collected without lawful justification then it may or may not be admissible.
Drug Trafficking Charges Are Serious
Ryan Claxton’s drug defense team will challenge the specifics of your case, undermining prosecution by questioning the evidence and the process of its collection, and demanding fair treatment under law. Start preparing your defence today. Being charged is just the beginning of your legal ordeal. Defend your legal rights, contact Ryan Claxton today at 1-587-315-0447.