“Simple” Possession, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Grow Operations, Cultivation / Production
Drugs and controlled substances are illegal in Canada and therefore if you are apprehended for the production, possession or trafficking of drugs you will likely receive criminal charges in accordance with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Drug charges depend on the many factors of the case, such as the type of drug, the quantity, and the alleged purpose of use or possession. The penalty for possession of small quantities of soft drugs are generally not severe but nevertheless result in a criminal record. The maximum penalty for possession of marijuana is a $1,000 fine and 6-months in jail. Trafficking in marijuana can result in a 5-year prison sentence, while and the maximum sentence for cultivating marijuana is seven years in prison.
At Deslauriers Christian, we have handled hundreds of drug offence charges, helping our clients to avoid criminal convictions and excessive penalties. We have a proven track record of mounting successful challenges to search warrants, the reliability of witnesses, and just cause for wiretap authorizations. If you are facing charges for producing, possessing or trafficking drugs, do not limit your options or plead guilty – even if the police tell you have been caught “red handed”. We will work with you to develop a strong defence to the charges you are facing.