Drug / Marijuana Grow Operation Charges
We have successfully defended hundreds of people charged with all forms of drug offences ranging from simple possession of a personal amount of cocaine or marijuana, marijuana grow operations or methamphetamine labs, dial-a-dope drug trafficking to elaborate conspiracies to import multiple kilograms of heroin.
Just because you are found in a marijuana grow operation or are arrested with drugs on your person, it does not mean that you do not have a defence. Regularly and with good success, we can challenge the search warrants, the grounds for your arrest, and searches of you or your vehicle. Depending on the police conduct, often the drugs will be excluded from the evidence at your trial.
In cases of marijuana grow operations, we often obtain favorable results even where clients are found inside the residence with the marijuana. With legal arguments, we are able to raise a reasonable doubt that the person knew about the marijuana or had control of the operation.
Drug convictions can have serious and long-term consequences for you, such as:
- Restrictions on future travel, particularly to the United States
- Immigration issues for the client personally or if the client wishes to sponsor any family members to come to Canada
- Employment issues
Even in cases where you are not convicted or even charged, you may need legal advice. With increasing frequency, Crown Counsel are making applications for seizure or forfeiture of offence related property including houses, motor vehicles, and money. Crown Counsel will often apply to the court for a restraint order that may prohibit you from selling your property pending a hearing where they will attempt to have it forfeited.
It is important that you have all of the information you need before deciding what to do. Call us to discuss your options.