Have you been charged with Drug Posession?
Possession of Drugs in Toronto – Have you been charged with Drug Posession? Read more for information!
There are many different drug offenses a person may be charged with. The brand of drug, the amount that is seized, and why the person was in possession of the drug will affect the potential consequences. It is imperative to fully realize everything about the case and the potential reprocutions when considering your available options.
In Canada Weed is still against the law, but the person that is charged will possibly be given an opportunity to provide back to society in the method of a donation to a charity or community service in substitution for the withdrawal of charges. This is very much at the discretion of the Department of Public Prosecutions Crown Attorney. Diversion is not often givenoffered to people charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking weed or trafficking of marijuana.
Cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and ketamine are each considered to be serious drug offenses and are given increased consequences. The chances of a withdrawal in exchange for diversion methods is less likely in these situations. A lawyer with experience in Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin and Ketamine cases such as Jeff Hershberg should be contacted 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 object possessed 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 prosecution must also prove that the persons charged had complete control of the object seized and had knowledge that the item was an illegal drug. This is not always as easy to determine as it sounds.For this reason you owe it to yourself to consult an attorney to discuss your case!
There are numerous of factors that decide if the illegal drug was held for the purpose of trafficking, which may be viewed and discussed on the Drug Offenses page of this website.
Trafficking involves of the selling or giving of a prohibitive item to another party. You do NOT have to be given anything in exchange for the prohibitive item to be considered trafficking.
In any case, if you have been charged with a drug offense, it is in your best interest to to get in touch with an experienced attorney immediately – Contact Jeff Hershberg today for your free consultation.
If you’ve been charged with Possession of Drugs in Toronto, you should contact Toronto Criminal Lawyer Jeff Hershberg immediately!