Experienced Oshawa Lawyers Defend All Types Of Drug Charges
There are many different types of substances which in Canada it is illegal to possess, traffic or produce. A comprehensive list of all illicit drugs can be found in the Controlled Substances Act. The Act classifies the different drugs into four different Schedules (I-IV) based on their severity. Depending on which Schedule a particular drug falls under and the nature of the charge, you could be facing arrest and serious criminal penalties.
What you are charged with and the length of your sentence depends not only on the type of drug, but also the quantity and the purpose for its possession. Charges for Schedule 1 drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, carry harsher penalties than Schedule 2 drugs, such as marijuana.
Skilled Oshawa Lawyers Defend Marijuana, Cocaine and Fentanyl Charges
Some of the more common illegal drugs include:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin)
- MDMA (Ecstasy)
If you have been charged with a drug offence, even if it is only a minor one, you should seek the advice of a lawyer experienced in the criminal defence of drug related crimes. It is never advisable to attempt to defend a drug charge on your own. It does not matter how small the charge is, what substance is involved or the purpose of possession, a conviction can have serious effects on your life for years to come, and can prevent you from travelling or obtaining employment. Even if the sentence imposed is relatively minor, a conviction goes on your criminal record and will have lasting effects.
The lawyers at Affleck & Barrison LLP have many years of experiencing defending all manner of drug related charges, from marijuana possession, trafficking of Fentanyl and production of methamphetamine. In fact, one of our partners was a standing agent for Public Prosecution Service of Canada for five years. We have the necessary expertise to protect your rights and provide you with the best possible defence. We will meet with you in person to discuss your case with you and to develop a comprehensive defence strategy.
Contact Criminal Defence Lawyers Serving Ajax, Pickering and Whitby
Whatever the nature of your charges, we can help. To speak with an experienced Oshawa criminal defence lawyer about drug related charges, call us at 905-404-1947 or contact us online. Our phone service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we offer a free initial consultation.