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Charged With A Drug Crime? We Will Fight To Defend Your Rights

There are a number of circumstances that can ultimately lead to charges involving a variety of drug offences. At Risen, Inch & Fraser, we have significant experience in representing individuals confronting drug charges in Oshawa and elsewhere in Ontario.


As experienced criminal defence lawyers, it is our job to thoroughly examine your case to determine how to develop the strongest defence. We will scrutinize the evidence of your arrest and/or detention, and determine whether your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated.

A Vigorous Defence Against Drug Charges

The simplest and most common drug charge is possession of a controlled substance. In order to secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove that the suspected substance is actually controlled pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and that you possessed the requisite knowledge and control over the substance.


As your defence lawyer, it is our job to protect your interests and work to get the charges removed or minimized.

Skillfully Navigating Complex Drug Cases

Very serious drug crimes carry potentially severe penalties, often involving lengthy jail sentences. These charges include:

  • Drug trafficking

  • Drug cultivation

  • Production of a controlled substance


We are knowledgeable about the methods used by police in investigating drug offences, and know how to use effective defence strategies to protect the rights of our clients.

A Certified Specialist on Your Side

Our experienced Oshawa lawyers have a proven track record representing clients in both straightforward and complex drug cases. We have defended clients facing a broad range of drug charges, ranging from simple possession to possession for the purposes of trafficking, to trafficking, cultivation and importing.


The lawyers at Risen, Inch & Fraser are very knowledgeable, and is the only firm in Durham Region that has a lawyer who is certified by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) as a specialist in criminal law. Regardless of how complex your situation may seem, we are able to provide the knowledgeable, straightforward advice that you require.

Get Help Now. Schedule Your Initial Consultation.

If you have been charged with a drug offence, contact our firm to discuss your legal options and to learn about how you can benefit from being represented by our team. Call our firm at 905-571-3942 or send us an email online.

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