Mississauga Criminal Lawyers Defending Against Drug Charges
Drug offences are treated very seriously in Canada. A conviction for even a minor drug offence can have significant and life-long repercussions, including fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record that can impact your job prospects, ability to travel outside of Canada, and more.
If you have been charged with a drug offence, Bader Law can help. Kas Marynick, acting in his capacity as of counsel* to the firm, has been defending clients against drug-related charges for several years. In that time, he has seen it all and has developed an impressive track record of success.
Drugs in Canada
The Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal to possess, traffic, or produce a wide range of drugs both in Ontario and across Canada (this law is federal and applies in all jurisdictions, country-wide). The Act classifies illicit substances into four different schedules (I-IV) based on their severity.
Schedule I drugs include things like cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and similar. Schedule II drugs include things such as cannabis and cannabis products (soon to change).
Consequences of Drug Convictions
Sentences for drug offences vary significantly and will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The type of drug;
- The purpose for its possession (i.e. personal use vs. trafficking);
- The prior record of the offender;
- Whether there were other drugs involved; and
- The amount of advanced planning or deliberation involved.
Many trafficking offences carry mandatory minimum sentences (i.e. sentences that judges must impose upon conviction) and jail time.
How Bader Law Can Help
Kas Marynick, of counsel to Bader Law, regularly defends clients against a wide range of drug charges, from simple offences to the most serious offences, including:
- Drug possession;
- Drug possession for the purpose of trafficking;
- Drug trafficking;
- Drug production;
- Drug importing;
- Prescription drug-related offences; and
- Fentanyl/opioid-related offences.
If You Have Been Charged with a Drug Offence, Contact Bader Law in Mississauga
Due to the complex nature of drug offences, it is imperative to retain a criminal lawyer with significant experience defending those charged with a drug-related matter. Kas Marynick, of counsel to Bader Law, has been providing a full range of criminal law services to clients in Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area for a number of years. He has successfully defended clients against even the most serious charges and acquittal is always his goal. To discuss your matter in confidence with Kas, contact him by email or by telephone at (416) 735-1812.
*Note that Kas Marynick is an independent practitioner and not an employee of Bader Law.