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Drug Offence Lawyer Chatham

Defend your rights with expert drug offence lawyers in Chatham

Need a criminal defence lawyer? We are here to help.


If you’re facing a drug charge in Chatham, it’s crucial to have a skilled criminal defence lawyer by your side. Posner, Craig, Stein (PCS) boasts some of the most experienced and respected legal professionals in the field. Being accused of a drug offence can be intimidating and life-changing. Choosing PCS means having a dedicated ally throughout your legal journey, from the initial police investigation to the final verdict. We understand the profound impact a criminal record can have on your future and reputation. We recognize that your freedom and livelihood hinge on a successful outcome. Our lawyers work tirelessly and creatively, both in and out of court, to vigorously defend your case.


In Chatham and across Canada, drug offences are defined by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). There are four primary categories of drug offences:


  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance
  • Importing a Controlled Substance


Being accused of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance means you’re alleged to have the drug for personal use. If you face charges for possession of a drug for trafficking, it means you’re accused of intending to sell, share, transport, or distribute it to others. Typically, this involves the discovery of a larger quantity of drugs by the police. When charged with drug trafficking, the allegation is that you’ve sold or distributed the substance, possibly even to undercover officers. Importing a drug involves bringing an illegal substance into Canada, which can include instances where the drugs aren’t physically on you but have been sent or delivered to you.


Parliament categorizes controlled substances into different schedules. For instance, cocaine, fentanyl, morphine, and opium fall under Schedule 1. Trafficking in Schedule 1 substances carries severe penalties; for example, trafficking or possessing fentanyl or cocaine for trafficking purposes can lead to lengthy prison sentences, including life imprisonment. Schedule III includes substances like LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and other hallucinogens. Convictions for trafficking or possessing Schedule III substances can result in significant consequences, although typically less severe than those for Schedule I substances.


Drug charges often arise when police execute search warrants at residences, apartments, condos, storage units, offices, and vehicles. They can also occur during searches incident to an unrelated arrest. Drug investigations may involve police tactics such as wiretapping, tracking cell phones and vehicles, and obtaining production orders for specific documents and records. Police must strictly adhere to legal standards to obtain warrants and production orders.


At Posner, Craig, Stein, our lawyers are skilled at challenging the constitutional validity of search warrants, wiretap warrants, production orders, and other judicial authorizations that encroach upon our clients’ privacy rights. We have a deep understanding of search and seizure law and apply our expertise effectively to support our clients in this specialized legal area.


Thorough and strategic cross-examination of police officers is crucial in Posner, Craig, Stein’s approach to defending drug charges. Our firm has a proven track record in handling challenging drug cases across the Chatham area and Ontario.


Posner Craig Stein is your ideal choice for handling drug or narcotic offences in Chatham because:


  • We consistently deliver excellent outcomes for our clients.
  • We have extensive experience in cross-examining police officers and understanding police search powers.
  • Our fees are competitive.


Being found guilty of a drug crime can seriously change your life. You might go to jail, be put on probation, and find it hard to travel abroad. If you’re charged with a drug offence in Chatham, it’s important to hire a drug offence lawyer who knows how to handle these cases. At Posner Craig Stein, our lawyers have defended many drug cases. We’re focused on getting you the best result possible. We understand what’s at stake and how much you could lose if you’re convicted. Fentanyl cases are getting more serious in Chatham and Ontario, so it’s really important to have a good lawyer defend you.


Posner, Craig, Stein manages drug and narcotic charges in Chatham and throughout Ontario.


Contact us for a confidential consultation at our office, over the phone, or through a virtual meeting to discuss your options today. Trust our team of skilled and experienced criminal defence lawyers at Posner, Craig, Stein to handle your drug and narcotic case with care and expertise.


The sooner you hire the right criminal lawyer, the greater your odds of winning.

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