Daniel A. Nugent is an Experienced Drug Possession and Trafficking Lawyer in Ottawa
In Canada approximately six hundred thousand people have been convicted of possessing a controlled substance in violation of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Possession in the legal context requires that you be are aware of the nature and characteristics of the object or objects you are accused of possessing and that you have control over same. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance then before you can be convicted it must be proven beyond reasonable doubt that you had knowledge and control over the substance in question.
Possession can be actual, joint or constructed from the facts and circumstances of your case. That means even if the drugs are not found on your person you can still be charged with possession either by yourself or jointly with another person or group of people.
Generally speaking, punishment for possession with intent to traffic a controlled substance is harsher than the punishment for just simple possession however any conviction of a drug related offence is problematic. For example, a conviction or even the act of being charged with a drug related offence can result denied entry into the United States (see section on pardons.)
There are several defenses available to persons charged with possession, depending on the circumstances of the case. I have experience in successfully defending clients against possession charges. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance or possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon or any other criminal offence, call me at (613) 799-5816 I can help.
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