Drug Charges

If you were recently convicted of a drug relegated offence in Regina then you need a knowledgable lawyer to prepare a defense for your drug offence charges. Possession of marijuana, cocaine, or ecstasy are defined under the Criminal Code of Canada. Specifically, consumption has been delineated as anything inhaled, injected, masticated (chewed) and smoked. The punishments as outlined in the Code refer to two separate schedules. Schedule 1, constitutes the hard, chemically derived drugs. Schedule 2, is effectively cannabis and its derivatives.

The punishment for anyone who contravenes Section 4(3) of the the Controlled drugs and Substances Act, by obtaining narcotics listed in Schedule 1 (predominately opium, codeine, morphine, thebaine, cocaine, etc) are severe. Every person who contravenes this subsection:

  • Is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7-years; or
  • Is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6-months, or to both,
  • And for a subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1-year, or to both.

Further to this penalty, Section 4(4) of the Act states, where the subject-matter of the offence is a substance in quantities included in Schedule II (over 30g of cannabis or 1g of resin):

  • Is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5-years less a day; or
  • Is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6-months, or to both,
  • And for a subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1-year, or to both.

You Will Require a Drug Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers has the legal defense team prepared to defend your name and your rights when you have been accused of any of the following drug crimes:

  • Drug possession charges
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia charges
  • Gang, organized crime, or conspiracy charges
  • Possession of precursor (used to manufacture meth, ecstasy, etc.)
  • Cultivating drugs charges, drug manufacturing, and production charges (marijuana grow-ops, meth labs, etc.)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking charges
  • Cross-border importation of drug charges

Trust Our Experience

The drug defense lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers have defended clients who have been charged with illegally possessing such substances as marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamines, heroin, oxycontin, pain killers, and illegal prescription drugs. We can help you deal with your drug possession charges.

Fight Your Drug Possession Charges

Drug related offences carry a societal stigma that you don’t need. Don’t let society define you by your past. Contact Regina Criminal Lawyers today.

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