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Marijuana Grows and Offences under the CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act)

seedling-1062908_1280Drug offences constitute a very large area of criminal law. Frequently drug charges will engage other areas of the criminal law, including gang-related prosecutions, conspiracies, and proceeds of crime. A conviction for a drug offence can result in the significant loss of your assets, as well as a lengthy custodial sentence.

Drug trafficking and Marijuana grow operations may attract mandatory sentences.  Despite the perception that marijuana laws are being treated more leniently, the police continue to make arrests in grow-op cases.  Being caught in a large-scale commercial grow may result in the imposition of as much as a3 year mandatory minimum sentence being imposed.  Property, including your home, can be forfeited under either criminal or civil forfeiture laws.

Trafficking in hard drugs, such a heroine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and certain new synthetic designer drugs continue to result in severe sentences.  Importation of these drugs will net a person a custodial sentence in the range of 5-7 years.

Any conviction under the CDSA can result in a full and complete travel ban to the United States.  American border officials treat a drug conviction as a “crime of moral turpitude”, whcih makes a person inadmissible into the U.S.   Therefore it is imperative to avoid a conviction when charged, even it is for the possession of a single joint of marijuana.

At Lo Greco Stilman LLP our lawyers have the courtroom experience and legal knowledge ot mount a effective defence of your drug charges.  Whether it is a Charter argument, constitutional challenge to drug legislation, or simply a case of forcing the Crown to “prove it”, we will fight to keep your record clean, and your freedom intact.

The lawyers at the firm of Lo Greco Stilman all have over 20 years experience fighting for the rights of our clients. If you or someone you know is facing a drug charge or marijuana grow offence contact us today at 416-488-4110 or toll-free at 1-855-296-3191 or email us at info@lslaw.ca.