Drug related charges can involve a variety of different substances ranging from the "softer" drugs including marijuana and MDMA to the more dangerous heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Generally the more serious the substance involved in your charges the greater the ultimate impact could be on your life.
The RCMP frequently conduct investigations, stings and home/vehicle raids in order to gain evidence on a number of alleged drug offences including simple possession, possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking and production, all laid under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
These investigations and their corresponding prosecutions can be extremely complex and involve many issues relating to police conduct, validity of search warrants, informant information and a prosecutor’s ability to prove these cases. The possible outcomes of these matters are very severe as the penalties for many drug offences can be a maximum of life in prison and could include firearm prohibitions for significant periods of time.
The Prosecution also can attempt to seize and destroy or sell any valuable items you own if they can establish those items were obtained as a proceed of crime.
The lawyers at Banks Gubbins Andrews, particularly Kevin Gubbins and Jeremy Andrews, have had excellent success defending people charged with these types of offences, due in large part to the sheer number of trials they have run, their knowledge of the law and the prosecution and the level of preparedness and diligence they brings to every case.
With their proven track record of success in defending clients charged with "simple" possession, possession for the purpose of trafficking or trafficking allegations, you can be confident that your own case will be handled by a local professional. Contact us today to speak to a local experienced criminal defence lawyer at Banks Gubbins Andrews.