Drug charges in Canada are governed by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and include the possession of a prohibited substance, possession of a prohibited substance for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking a prohibited substance, producing, cultivating or growing a prohibited substance, and importing, exporting or possessing for the purpose of exporting a controlled substance.
Our firm has defended all of these types of cases. The defence of a drug charge is part art and part science. Our lawyers have both the experience and creativity to examine a seemingly overwhelming case and either find a defence. In fact,the founder of our Firm, Ken Beatch, wins approximately 90% of all drug cases that he takes to trial.
All persons are presumed innocent and cannot be found guilty unless the charge is proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In addition, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms outlines that all searches, investigations, and arrests must be performed in accordance with the Charter. Many times a client will believe that because the police had a search warrant they do not have a defence. In fact, warrants are a very technical area of law and must stand up to the strict scrutiny of the Charter. On numerous occasions we have had clients acquitted because of Charter violations and errors in the warrant.
If you have been charged with a drug offence, or believe that you are about to be charged with a drug offence, call our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.