Do you need a Lawyer?
Do you really need a criminal lawyer for a drug trafficking charge in Toronto? The answer is below…
There are many different drug offenses an individual can be charged with. What type of drug, the amount that is seized, and why the individual was in possession of the drug will affect the potential consequences. It is important to fully determine everything about the case and the potential consequences when determining your options.
Under Canadian Law Weed is still illegal, yet the individual that is charged will possibly be given a chance to provide back to society in the form of a donation 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 always given to people charged with possession for the purpose of distribution marijuana or trafficking of marijuana.
Cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and ketamine are all determined to be serious drug offenses and are given serious consequences. The likelihood of a withdrawal in exchange for diversion methods is lesser in these cases. An attorney with a specialty in Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin and Ketamine cases such as Jeff Hershberg should be consulted immediately for a free consultation if you are being charged with drug offenses.
To be charged with possession of a drug, the prosecution needs to prove that the item seized is in deed 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 prosecution needs to also prove that the individual charged had complete control of the item seized and had knowledge that the object was an illegal drug. This is not always as easy to prove as it sounds.With this in mind you owe it to yourself to consult a lawyer to discuss your case!
There are a number of characteristics that determine if an illegal drug was held for the purpose of trafficking, which may be seen and discussed on the Drug Offenses page of this website.
Trafficking involves of the distribution or giving of an illegal item to another party. You do NOT need to be given anything in return for the prohibitive object to be considered trafficking.
In any situation, if you have been charged with a drug offense, it is best to to get in touch with an experienced lawyer immediately – Contact Jeff Hershberg now for your free consultation.
The Answer? For a Toronto Drug Trafficking Charge you ABSOLUTELY Do you need a Lawyer! Contact Jeff Hershberg today!