There is no such thing as a “minor” drug charge. Despite recent talk of liberalizing marijuana laws, drugs are illegal in Canada. Drug charges are investigated by specialized police units and prosecuted by specialized teams of federal prosecutors, different from the more common provincial Crown attorneys. Convictions for drug offences result in serious consequences, including jail, restrictions on entering the U.S., as well as creating serious difficulties for immigration status, post-secondary education, and future employment. Even the smallest drug charge must be handled carefully to avoid these consequences. To defend you, you will need a lawyer with the skills and experience to make sure that your future is not limited because of a drug arrest.
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession for the purpose of exporting
- Obtaining from a practitioner