Drug offences in Canada have some of the most severe penalties, including maximum sentences of up to life in prison. They also have many severe minimum jail sentences. Those charged with certain types of drug offences often face the possibility of forfeiting cash, cars, or homes. If you are facing these serious charges, you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer.
Protect Your Rights
In any case, involving drugs, it is crucial to retain counsel as early as possible in order to protect your rights. Most police departments in the Greater Vancouver Area have dedicated drug squads who are given special training. They will use that to gather as much evidence against you as they can. They will try to get you to confess, to inform on others, and to consent to the search of your property without a search warrant. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to refuse to assist the police. And you have the right to refuse to consent to a search of your property.
In the defence of drug cases, including;
- Drug trafficking in hard drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Production and possession of marijuana.
it is possible to challenge the admissibility of the drugs themselves. This application may have the effect of destroying the case against you. But it is an application which is likely extremely complex and involves a skilled cross-examination of the investigators. It is one which requires a skilled criminal defence lawyer.
Some of the documents and evidence central to your case may be available shortly after arrest or detention and before a charge is formally laid. We can start preparing your defence now.
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