Oshawa Drug Offences Lawyers
The penalties for drug crime convictions can be severe. Extraordinarily long jail sentences are commonplace. Even seemingly minor drug crimes can result in serious penalties, and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, it only makes matters worse. Many people are also not aware that a drug conviction can have immigration consequences as well. Even if you do not serve any jail time, you will not be allowed to enter the United States if you have been convicted of a drug offence.
At Affleck & Barrison LLP, we provide skilled criminal defence for clients in all manner of drug charges. From our office in Oshawa, we represent clients throughout the Durham Region. We work with the aim of minimizing the damage that drug crime charges can have our clients’ lives. Because one of our partners was a standing agent for Public Prosecution Service of Canada, we can provide a unique perspective on these types of cases.
Defence Against A Range Of Drug Crime Charges
We defend clients against a wide spectrum of drug crime charges, from simple possession to more serious drug offences. The list of charges we routinely defend includes:
- Drug possession
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Trafficking of illegal substances like heroin and cocaine
- Production of marijuana/cannabis
- Prescription drugs crimes, including the trafficking of OxyContin (oxycodone), Dilaudid, Fentanyl and hydromorphone
- Possession and trafficking of Ecstasy and other recreational drugs
Keeping Your Record Clear
One of the most important aspects of our representation involves keeping our clients’ records clear. When handled correctly, we can often make the best of a bad situation and minimize the long-term damage to our clients’ permanent records. Whenever appropriate, we seek alternatives to incarceration, such as diversionary or drug treatment programs to assist in rehabilitation for treatment and recovery.
In the courtroom, we often defend our clients on the basis of issues related to search and seizure. Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the right to freedom from illegal search and seizure. We regularly challenge search warrants and police actions on the merits of this freedom to protect our clients’ rights to be free of a warrantless or improperly conducted search and seizure.
Contact Drug Trafficking Defence Lawyers Serving Pickering, Ajax and Whitby
Whatever the nature of your offence, we can help. To learn more, contact us online or at 905-404-1947 for a free consultation with one of our Oshawa lawyers handling drug offences. We maintain a 24-hour phone service and we accept cases by private retainers and Legal Aid. Trust our experienced lawyers to handle your defence with diligence and expertise.