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Drug Offence Lawyer Kitchener

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DRUG OFFENCE LAWYERS IN KITCHENER

If you’re facing a drug charge in the Kitchener area, you need the support of a skilled criminal defence lawyer by your side. The lawyers at Posner, Craig, Stein (PCS) are highly experienced and well-respected in the field of criminal law. Dealing with a drug offence can be daunting and life-changing. Choosing PCS means having a dedicated and trusted ally throughout your legal journey, from police investigation to the courtroom verdict. We understand the lasting impact a criminal record can have on your future and reputation. Your freedom and livelihood hinge on a successful defence. Our lawyers are committed to working tirelessly and creatively to secure the best possible outcome for you, both inside and outside the courtroom.

TYPES OF DRUG OFFENCES

Drug offences in Kitchener and across Canada are defined by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”). There are four primary types of drug offences:

 

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Traffick
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance
  • Importing a Controlled Substance

 

Being charged with unlawfully possessing a controlled substance means you’re accused of having the drug for personal use. If facing charges for possession with intent to traffick, it means you’re alleged to possess the drug for purposes such as selling, sharing, transporting, or giving it to others. This often involves a larger quantity of drugs discovered by the police. Accusations of drug trafficking suggest you’re accused of selling or distributing the substance to others, including undercover officers. Importation of drugs occurs when you bring an illegal substance into Canada, which can include drugs sent or delivered to you, even if not in your direct possession.

 

Parliament classifies controlled substances into various schedules. For instance, cocaine, fentanyl, morphine, and opium are categorized as Schedule 1 substances. Convictions for trafficking in Schedule I substances can result in severe penalties, such as lengthy prison sentences or even life imprisonment for trafficking or possessing fentanyl or cocaine for distribution. Schedule III substances, like LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and other hallucinogenic drugs, carry serious consequences for trafficking or possession, although penalties are generally less severe compared to Schedule I substances.

SEARCH WARRANTS

Drug charges often arise when police obtain search warrants for residences, apartments, condominiums, storage units, offices, and vehicles. Searches can also occur incidentally during unrelated arrests. Investigations into drug offences may involve methods like wiretapping, tracking cell phones and vehicles, and obtaining production orders for specific documents and records. Police are required to adhere to stringent legal standards when obtaining these warrants and orders. At Posner, Craig, Stein, our attorneys specialize in challenging the constitutionality of search warrants, wiretaps, production orders, and other legal permissions that could potentially violate the privacy rights of our clients. With a comprehensive understanding of search and seizure laws, we leverage our knowledge to advocate for our clients in these complex legal matters.

CROSS-EXAMINATION OF POLICE OFFICERS

Effective and thorough cross-examination of police officers is crucial in Posner, Craig, Stein’s strategy for defending against drug charges. Our firm has a robust track record of handling challenging drug cases in both Kitchener and across Ontario.

EXPERIENCED AND SKILLFUL DRUG OFFENCE LAWYERS

Choose Posner Craig Stein for your drug or narcotic offence in Kitchener because:

 

  • We consistently deliver optimal results for our clients. 
  • Our expertise includes skillful cross-examination of police officers and a deep understanding of police search powers. 
  • Our fees are more than competitive.

 

Being convicted of a drug offence can drastically impact your life. It could lead to imprisonment, probation, and travel restrictions. If you face drug charges in Kitchener, it’s crucial to hire a criminal defence lawyer experienced in handling such cases. At Posner Craig Stein, our lawyers have successfully defended numerous drug prosecutions, committed to securing the best possible outcome for you. We understand the stakes involved and the serious consequences of a conviction, especially with the rising severity of sentences related to fentanyl in Kitchener and across Ontario. It’s essential to have a skilled and experienced drug offence lawyer by your side to protect your rights effectively.

 

Posner, Craig, Stein represents clients facing drug and narcotic charges in Kitchener and throughout Ontario.

 

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

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