Charged With Drugs in Scarborough
There are a number of unique drug offenses a person can be charged with. What type of drug, the amount impounded, and the reasons that the person possessed the drug will the potential consequences. It is imperative to fully determine all aspects regarding your situation and the possible reprocutions when considering your options.
Have you been involved in a Scarborough Drugs Charge? Charged With Drugs in Scarborough? Jeff Hershberg can help!
In Canada Pot is still against the law, yet the person who is charged will typically be provided with a chance to provide back to society in the form of a contribution to a charity or community service in exchange for the withdrawal of charges. This is completely at the discretion of the Department of Public Prosecutions Crown Attorney. Diversion is not often offered to people charged with possession for the purpose of distribution marijuana or trafficking of marijuana.
Cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and ketamine are each determined to be major drug offenses and are given serious sentences. The chances of a removal in substitution for diversion methods is lesser in these situations. An attorney with a specialty in Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin and Ketamine cases such as Jeff Hershberg should be consulted at your earliest convenience for a free consultation if you are faced with these charges.
To be charged with possession of a drug, the Crown needs to prove that the item seized is in fact a prohibited narcotic as defined by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. To do this they will have the item tested in a lab by Health Canada. The Crown must also prove that the individual charged had control of the item seized and had knowledge that the object was an illegal drug. This is not always as easy to determine as it seems.With this in mind you owe it to yourself to consult an attorney to discuss your case!
There are a number of characteristics that decide whether an illegal drug was in possession for the purpose of dealing, which may be viewed and discussed on the Drug Offenses page of TheBestDefence.ca.
Trafficking involves of the selling or giving of a prohibitive item to another person. You do NOT need to be given anything in exchange for the illegal item to be considered trafficking.
In any situation, if you have been charged with a drug offense, it is in your best interest to to get in touch with an experienced lawyer immediately – Contact Jeff Hershberg today for your free consultation.