Having a criminal record because of drug charges will affect different aspects of your life. If you want to travel to the United States for work or family trips, you may have to jump through several hoops before being granted access, which is a best-case scenario.
According to Part 1 of the Offences and Punishment section of Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, “Except as authorized under the regulations, no person shall possess a substance included in Schedule I, II or III.” The types of drugs included in Schedule I, II, and III are extensive, including commonly known substances like opium and substances less known in the mainstream. It is the job of your criminal defence lawyer to demonstrate reasonable doubt in your case since witness testimonies and even documents with your name are not always reliable sources.
At Jaswal & Krueger, we understand that a drug charge may cause familial alienation, particularly if you have past drug-related offences. We want to assure you that you are not alone, and with our legal assistance, we will defend your rights for a favourable outcome.