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Drug Charges? Hire a Lawyer

By Chris R Marx

If you or someone you know is charged with a drug-related offence, it is very important that you do not plead guilty or negotiate any kind of settlement without consulting a Drug Possession Lawyer Toronto to make sure you get the best advice possible. Drug charges can be highly technical in nature, so it is in your best interest to hire legal counsel that has experience in this particular area of the law.

For instance, if you, your home, your business, or your car has been searched based on illegal information or improper grounds, much of the evidence may wind up being excluded. Knowing when this is the case, however, takes legal knowledge and experience. You may also be able to appeal to your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but again, this requires specialized knowledge in order to frame the defense properly. Another tack might be based on a delay in getting your case to trial.

Every avenue that can create “reasonable doubt” to a jury or judge is important. If drugs are found in a situation where it is unclear whose they are, that is an opportunity for defence. Likewise, if hidden drugs are discovered, can it be proven that you even knew they were there? If not, this may also aid your defence.

Lots of Canadians think marijuana use is not a big deal. This may or may not be true from an ethical standpoint, but legally speaking, it had not yet been legalized and you can still be arrested and charged for marijuana possession or use. The charges may result in what seems like a slap on the wrist, but the consequences may be direr than they first appear, because travelling into the United States or some other countries becomes much more difficult if you have even a minor drug conviction on your record. This being the case, fighting supposedly small charges may be well worth the effort.

Naturally, being caught with large quantities of marijuana, selling it, or growing it, can lead to more serious charges with concomitantly serious penalties should you be convicted. In such cases, or when harder drugs are involved, always seek counsel from an experienced lawyer.

It does not pay to trust to the legal system to see to it that you get a “fair” trial. No matter what the prosecution offers you, you can always do better-all the way up to complete dismissal-if you have the right lawyer in your corner. Hire the Best Criminal Lawyers in Toronto you can afford to preserve your rights and freedom.

Chris R Marx is a freelance Web-based law thinker based near Toronto. His opinion on what makes a successful Drug Possession Lawyer Toronto among the Best Criminal Lawyers in Toronto is an ongoing quest.

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MLA Style Citation:
Marx, Chris R. "Drug Charges? Hire a Lawyer." Drug Charges? Hire a Lawyer. 13 Feb. 2012. 19 Aug 2014 <>.

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Marx, C (2012, February 13). Drug Charges? Hire a Lawyer. Retrieved August 19, 2014, from

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Marx, Chris R. "Drug Charges? Hire a Lawyer"

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