Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers for Drug Offences

If you are charged with an offence involving drugs, you need an experienced criminal lawyer to guide you through this serious and complex process.

If convicted, you may face the possibility of receiving a criminal record, a fine, a period of probation and in more serious instances jail sentences that range from small provincial periods of incarceration to lengthy penitentiary sentences.  The criminal defence lawyers at Capital City Law have over 50 years of experience in dealing with these and other offences and can provide you with the representation you need.

There are generally two types of criminal drug charges:

  • simple possession
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking

Simple Possession Drug Charges

Simple possession of a controlled substance means one possesses any given drug for their own use.

This means that one would control, intend to control and know they possessed an illicit drug.  A conviction for a charge of simple possession of drugs can have severe consequences for you now and in the future, such as:

  • preventing future employment, or
  • impairing your ability to travel outside of Canada

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act lays out the types of drugs that are illegal to possess.  Different drugs also carry a different range of sentences as well, this is normally determined by the categorization of illicit drugs into schedules by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Charges

If you are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking or similar charges the consequences of a conviction are far greater.

For example, the average starting point sentence for trafficking in cocaine is a three years penitentiary period of incarceration.  It is critical if you have been charged with this type of offence that you speak with a lawyer.  At Capital City Law, we have over 50 years of experience in defending clients charged with drug offences.  Our experience in drug offences will be put to work by careful review of the Crown’s case with particular attention to ensuring your Charter rights are protected.  We will advance the best defence possible for you.

From arrest through to trial and beyond, we can represent you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and that your voice is heard.  Convictions for drug offences has the very real consequence of large jail sentences.  These are serious charges and you deserve serious lawyers.

Need help with a drug offence charge?

Contact Capital City Law’s criminal lawyers for immediate help if you’ve been charged with a drug-related offence.

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