Mississauga Criminal Lawyers Defending Drug Charges
Drug offences are treated very seriously in Canada. A conviction for even a minor drug offence can have significant and life-long repercussions, including fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record that can impact your job prospects, ability to travel outside of Canada, and more.
If you have been charged with a drug offence, contact the knowledgeable and skilled criminal lawyers at Campbell Bader LLP in Mississauga. We have been defending clients against drug-related charges for almost two decades. In that time, we’ve seen it all and have developed an impressive track record of success.
Drugs in Canada
The Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to possess, traffic, or produce a wide range of drugs both in Ontario and across Canada (this law is federal and applies in all jurisdictions, country-wide). The Act classifies illicit substances into four different schedules (I-IV) based on their severity.
Schedule I drugs include things like cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and similar. Schedule II drugs include things such as cannabis and cannabis products (soon to change).
Consequences of Drug Convictions
Sentences for drug offences vary significantly and will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The type of drug;
- The purpose for its possession (i.e. personal use vs. trafficking);
- The prior record of the offender;
- Whether there were other drugs involved; and
- The amount of advanced planning or deliberation involved.
Many trafficking offences carry mandatory minimum sentences (i.e. sentences that judges must impose upon conviction) and jail time.
How We Can Help
At Campbell Bader LLP, our highly skilled team of criminal lawyers regularly defends clients against a wide range of drug charges, from simple offences to the most serious offences, including:
- Drug possession;
- Drug possession for the purpose of trafficking;
- Drug trafficking;
- Drug production;
- Drug importing;
- Prescription drug-related offences; and
- Fentanyl/opioid-related offences.
If You Have Been Charged with a Drug Offence, Contact the Knowledgeable Criminal Lawyers at Campbell Bader LLP
Due to the complex nature of drug offences, it is imperative to retain a criminal lawyer with significant experience defending those charged with a drug-related matter. At Campbell Bader LLP our skilled criminal defence lawyers have been providing a full range of criminal law services to clients in Mississauga and areas west of Toronto for almost 20 years. We have successfully defended clients against even the most serious charges and acquittal is always our goal. Contact us online or at 905-828-2247.