Drug Offences

What Is A Drug Offence?

Drug offences are crimes that are charged under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.  They encompass offences such as:

  • Simple possession
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance

What Are The Penalties Of A Drug Offence?

The penalties for drug offences can range from non-judicial programs like Alternative Measures, to minor fines and probation, all the way up to serious jail time. Drug charges also may carry mandatory minimum jail sentences.

Looking For A Drug Lawyer In Edmonton?

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important that you speak with a lawyer immediately.  Only experienced legal counsel can assist you in defending your Charter rights, and in helping you achieve the best possible result.

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