There are a variety of unique drug offenses an individual can be charged with. The brand of drug, the amount impounded, and why the person was in possession of the drug will determine the potential sentence. It is crucial to fully understand everything regarding the situation and the possible reprocutions when determining your available options.
Under Canadian Law Pot is still against the law, yet the person that is charged may typically be given a chance to give back to society in the method of a donation to a charity or community service in exchange for the removal of charges. This is completely at the discretion of the Department of Public Prosecutions Crown Attorney. Diversion is not often offered to individuals charged with possession for the purpose of distribution weed or trafficking of marijuana.
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Cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and ketamine are each considered to be major drug offenses and are typically provided serious sentences. The likelihood of a removal in exchange for diversion methods is less likely in these cases. 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 being charged with drug offenses.
To be charged with possession of a drug, the prosecution needs to prove that the item possessed is in fact a prohibited drug 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 must also prove that the individual charged had complete control of the item seized and had knowledge that the item was an illegal drug. This is not always as easy to prove as it sounds.For this reason you should consult a lawyer to discuss your case!
There are numerous of factors that decide whether the illegal drug was in possession for the purpose of trafficking, which can be seen and discussed on the Drug Offenses page of this website.
Trafficking involves of the selling or giving of an illegal item to another party. You do NOT need to be given money in return for the prohibitive item to be considered trafficking.
In any case, 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.
Drug Charge in Toronto | Charged With Drugs in Toronto – If you are in this situation, contact Jeff Hershbeg immediately!