Facing Drug Trafficking Charges? Get Legal Assistance Immediately
Have you ever been in possession of a large quantity of an illegal substance? Have you ever provided someone with an illegal substance, or given the impression that you could do so? In Canada, doing any of these means you could be charged with drug trafficking or possession for the purpose of trafficking.
At Risen, Inch & Fraser, we understand a drug trafficking charge is very serious. Our lawyers, including a Certified Specialist in criminal law, have extensive experience representing clients in Oshawa, the Durham Region, and the Greater Toronto Area. We will review the facts of your case and develop a customized defence for you against the charge.
Defining Drug Trafficking Laws In Canada
Selling or delivering illegal drugs to someone, or injecting them with illegal drugs, are all considered drug trafficking offences. Even giving a drug to another person is trafficking under Canadian law. Crown prosecutors pursue trafficking charges for both “soft” and “hard” drugs, including:
- Cocaine / crack
- Heroin / doda
- Illegal prescription drugs
- OxyContin / oxycodone
If convicted, you will have a criminal record, which will impede your ability to travel or gain employment. You could face substantial jail time.
Guarding Your Rights And Freedoms
Specialized Canadian police forces and prosecutors expend tremendous effort to find, investigate and punish traffickers. They may surveil you, wiretap you, or use undercover police agents in efforts to find evidence against you.
Our lawyers will defend you vigorously against these tactics. We will query the police and their methods to see if they have violated your Charter rights:
- Did the police have reasonable grounds to search you or your property?
- Did the police have reasonable grounds to surveil you?
- Were any surveillance measures or search warrants properly authorized?
This area of law is very complex. We will explain how the law applies to the facts of your case, and develop possible defences to the charge, including having the charges reduced or dismissed.