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DRUG CHARGES: ESSENTIAL KNOW-HOWS AS DIVULGED BY A FILIPINO CRIMINAL LAWYER

In all Canadian provinces, including Ontario, controlled substances are illegal. You can be charged with a drug offence if you are found to have smuggled or if you are in possession of illegal substances such as heroin, amphetamines and cocaine, whether knowingly or unknowingly. However, under the federal Cannabis Act, possession of marijuana is no longer a crime in Canada. However, there are restrictions on how much marijuana you can possess. Having more weed than the legal limit can lead to criminal prosecution.

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Drugs are classified as’ hard drugs’ or’ soft drugs.’

Drugs are classified as’ hard drugs’ or’ soft drugs.’ The highly addictive essence of hard drugs is characterized by the fact that an overdose of these drugs can most likely result in the user’s death. Hard drugs offences and sentences lean towards more severe than comparable crimes involving soft drugs.

Here are some examples of hard and soft drugs that are common:


HARD DRUGS

  • Opium
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Morphine
  • Cocaine (coke), Crack Cocaine
  • Amphetamines (meth, speed, uppers, bennies, black beauties, etc.)
  • Secobarbital
  • Mescaline

SOFT DRUGS

  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Magic Mushrooms
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
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The charges for drugs depend on a variety of factors

The charges for drugs depend on a variety of factors such as the type of substance, the amount and the alleged intent of use. In general, the punishment for possession of small amounts of soft drugs is not serious, but it still results in a criminal record. A $1,000 fine and 6 months in prison is the maximum punishment for possession of marijuana. Marijuana trafficking will result in a five-year prison term and seven years in prison is the maximum sentence for growing marijuana.

Drug related charges include possession of a prohibited or controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, trafficking of a prohibited or controlled substance, producing, cultivating or growing a controlled substance, and importing, exporting or possessing for the purpose of exporting a controlled substance.

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Drugs are classified as’ hard drugs’ or’ soft drugs.’

Drugs are classified as’ hard drugs’ or’ soft drugs.’ The highly addictive essence of hard drugs is characterized by the fact that an overdose of these drugs can most likely result in the user’s death. Hard drugs offences and sentences lean towards more severe than comparable crimes involving soft drugs.

Here are some examples of hard and soft drugs that are common:


HARD DRUGS

  • Opium
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Morphine
  • Cocaine (coke), Crack Cocaine
  • Amphetamines (meth, speed, uppers, bennies, black beauties, etc.)
  • Secobarbital
  • Mescaline

SOFT DRUGS

  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Magic Mushrooms
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
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The charges for drugs depend on a variety of factors

The charges for drugs depend on a variety of factors such as the type of substance, the amount and the alleged intent of use. In general, the punishment for possession of small amounts of soft drugs is not serious, but it still results in a criminal record. A $1,000 fine and 6 months in prison is the maximum punishment for possession of marijuana. Marijuana trafficking will result in a five-year prison term and seven years in prison is the maximum sentence for growing marijuana.

Drug related charges include possession of a prohibited or controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, trafficking of a prohibited or controlled substance, producing, cultivating or growing a controlled substance, and importing, exporting or possessing for the purpose of exporting a controlled substance.

With the help of a capable criminal lawyer who would take on your case, a good defense may render it possible to have the charges against you dropped. AJ Law LLP’s Filipino Criminal Lawyer will emphasize the need for your rehabilitation and persuade the Crown that rehabilitation is made much more difficult when people are burdened by the stigma of the criminal record. With proper and efficient legal support, it is feasible for an accused to be given a new perspective on life and be able to turn it around and become a law-abiding citizen. Without expert advice, most drug dealers are sent to prison, with the actual sentence depending on the circumstances, i.e., the quantities and types of drugs, how complex the procedure is, and if the accused was a first time or a repeat drug offender.

It is most difficult to face a criminal charge when you have no iota of the idea at all what to do. A drug offence conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. You do not have to go through it blind-sided. Let a Filipino Criminal Lawyer at AJ Law LLP help you and get in touch with our Angeles & de Jesus Law LLP team at 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 406, Toronto, ON or via phone at +1 (416) 409-5991 or email us at [email protected] for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. You can also visit our website https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about the services we offer.

With the help of a capable criminal lawyer who would take on your case, a good defense may render it possible to have the charges against you dropped. AJ Law LLP’s Filipino Criminal Lawyer will emphasize the need for your rehabilitation and persuade the Crown that rehabilitation is made much more difficult when people are burdened by the stigma of the criminal record. With proper and efficient legal support, it is feasible for an accused to be given a new perspective on life and be able to turn it around and become a law-abiding citizen. Without expert advice, most drug dealers are sent to prison, with the actual sentence depending on the circumstances, i.e., the quantities and types of drugs, how complex the procedure is and if the accused was a first time or a repeat drug offender.

It is most difficult to face a criminal charge when you have no iota of the idea at all what to do. A drug offence conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. You do not have to go through it blind-sided. Let a Filipino Criminal Lawyer at AJ Law LLP help you and get in touch with our Angeles & de Jesus Law LLP team at 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 406, Toronto, ON or via phone at +1 (416) 409-5991 or email us at [email protected] for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. You can also visit our website https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about the services we offer.