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Avocat en Possession Ou Trafic De Stupéfiants à Montréal

La Possession Et Le Trafic De Stupéfiants ?

Drug trafficking (s. 5(1)) entails selling, administering, giving, transfering, transporting, sending or delivering any substance that’s listed in the annex of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act. Due to this expansive definition, both someone giving their friend an Ecstasy pill at a club and someone who spends their day selling heroin in alleyways for a criminal organization are ensnared by this provision (although, the sentence they’ll each receive will be radically different).

Les Autres Infractions Liées À La Drogue

There are all sorts of other drug offences that the Controlled Drug and Substance Act explicitly prohibits, like: possession (s. 4), importing and exporting (s. 6), and production (s. 7). Additionally, when simple possession of small amounts of marijuana were legalized, the government established The Cannabis Act, which prohibits several crimes, like: possession of more cannabis than legally permitted (s. 8), distribution without authorization (s. 9), selling without authorization (s. 10), and production without authorization (s. 12).

Les Conséquences D’une Condamnation Pour Possession Ou De Trafic De Stupéfiants

While simple possession of most drugs will likely result in just a slap on the wrist, the trafficking of drugs (particularly serious drugs like cocaine, meth, heroin, and fentanyl) can result in lengthy terms of imprisonment (the maximum sentence is life imprisonment). Additionally, drug trafficking can carry mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment if done for a criminal organization or done near a school zone.

Les Défenses Possibles Contre Une Accusation De Possession Ou De Trafic De Stupéfiants

Drug trafficking is usually difficult to defend on its merits, since being arrested typically involves police seizing the drugs themselves, meaning that they have physical evidence of your guilt. Therefore, the most conventional way of getting an acquittal is through getting the evidence excluded by submitting a Charter motion that shows that the police violated your rights in some way. Similarly, if the police found the drugs by obtaining a warrant to search your home, office or vehicle, we can attempt to challenge the basis for the warrant and get the evidence excluded that way.

Accusation De Possession Ou De Trafic De Stupéfiants : Prochaines Étapes ?

If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, you should consult counsel immediately. You should further invoke your right to remain silent and refuse to answer any questions. It’s also strongly encouraged to take note of your version of events from the moment that the police interacted with you; pay particular attention to the following:

  • If no warrant was used, how did the officers first come across you and at what point were you detained or arrested?
  • Did they provide you with your right to counsel?
  • Did they inform you of your right to silence?
  • Were they overly forceful in their arrest?
  • If a warrant was used, what time was it executed?
  • How did they enter your home?
  • When did they inform you of your rights?
  • At what point did you invoke your right to counsel and when did you actually speak to a lawyer?
  • Were you stripsearched?

All of these details are crucial and may be the only way to get the evidence of your guilt excluded.

★ Si vous faites l’objet d’une enquête policière en lien avec la possession ou le trafic de stupéfiants, si vous faites face à des accusations de possession ou de trafic de stupéfiants, ou encore si vous avez des questions en lien avec vos droits, vous pouvez nous contacter dès maintenant pour parler avec un avocat ou fixer une consultation.

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