Drug Charges | Drug Possession
Toronto Drug Defence Excellence
A conviction under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (the “CDSA”) is a criminal record with serious consequences. Over the years, Adam Weisberg’s reputation has developed into a lawyer that regularly conducts drug trials. The firm has defended numerous CDSA charges and is highly qualified to take your case.
Differences Between Drug Charges
The CDSA governs drug charges in Canada. The penalties and seriousness of the allegations depend on the type of substance allegedly involved and the action taken. Generally speaking, in Canada heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines will lead to the lengthiest of sentences.
Importing is regarded as the most serious offence, followed by trafficking and possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
New amendments to the CDSA came into force in November of 2012 that demonstrate the government’s tough on crime agenda. Trafficking that involves a youth or that occurs for the benefit of a criminal organization now attracts minimum prison sentences (even if it is marijuana). Importing cocaine and heroin now attract one or two year minimum sentences depending on the weight of the alleged importation. All drug offences should be treated seriously. Even a conviction for simple possession of marijuana can impede a person’s ability to travel to the United States.
What types of Drug Offences does Adam Weisberg defend?
Adam Weisberg defends all drug charges or drug offences. He has successfully defended everything from the most basic marijuana possession charge to severe cocaine trafficking charges.
What is the best defence to a drug charge?
Toronto drug lawyer, Adam Weisberg, will consider your case carefully, conduct case-specific research, and closely examine the allegations, as well as spend considerable time discussing the allegations with his clients and doing field research. His goal is to find the best defence for your drug charge or drug offence. Mr. Weisberg has conducted many drug trials and believes in finding effective and creative defences.
Toronto drug lawyer, Adam Weisberg, successfully defended a cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking case by attacking the police conduct and use of their Taser weapons. The charges were dismissed due to violations of the accused’s Charter Rights since the police were found to be not credible and have used their Taser weapons in a cruel and unusual manner. Toronto drug lawyer Adam Weisberg also recently obtained an acquittal for a man accused of possessing two kilograms of cocaine (estimated bulk worth $50,000) because a reasonable doubt was raised as to whether or not there was a police conspiracy. A skilled Toronto drug lawyer will be able to point to oversights and technical problems with the prosecution’s case that can lead to acquittals.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The best defence in a drug charge case is often the Charter where the prosecution is able to establish possession of the drugs. A capable Toronto drug lawyer will be able to analyze the case to determine if there were violations of the Charter that could potentially lead to an acquittal. In complex drug offence cases there are often search warrants and wiretap authorizations used by the police. If a Charter violation can be demonstrated, it may be possible to have drug charges dismissed depending on the seriousness of the violation.
If you or a friend is facing drug charges, contact Toronto drug lawyer Adam Weisberg to discuss your case and determine the best defence. To discuss Weisberg Law defending you call 416.605.4811.