Drug Possession Lawyers Ottawa

Drug possession penalties depend on the type and amount of substance at issue. Possession has a specific legal meaning found in the Criminal Code; you do not need to have ownership of the substance in order for it to be in your possession.

Drug offences carry serious consequences. Although some accused may think it is easier to plead guilty to simple possession than face a trial, retaining a lawyer to stand up for your rights can result in avoiding a criminal record and even the withdrawal of charges.

Experienced Advocacy For Drug Crime Defence

Edelson Clifford D’Angelo Friedman LLP has a record of success for many cases of drug possession in Ottawa. Our lawyers are skilled practitioners at building a case on behalf of our clients, by damaging the evidence presented by the prosecution.

Our cases include defence of:

  • Illegal marijuana possession
  • Cocaine possession
  • Heroin possession
  • Possession of other scheduled substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

For every client, we will use the appropriate means to launch a full defence. If the charge is not one of possession, but the more serious possession for the purpose of trafficking, we can attempt to have the charges reduced. Exclusion of the substance at issue in the proceedings — the drugs themselves — is often possible by launching a Charter challenge of the techniques used to obtain it as evidence.

Affordable Defence means you can obtain the representation you need to protect your rights.

Contact Us To Learn More.

In addition to drug possession charges, we represent clients on trafficking and production charges. Our work starts as soon as you hire us to help you. Call us at 613-560-5982 in Ottawa or toll free at 613-560-5982, or contact us online to book a FREE consultation.