Victims of Crime
You’ve been charged with a drug offense. Contact Chadi and Company to discuss your legal options today. Chadi and Company is Fort McMurray’s best and most qualified defense team. We recognize that facing a drug charge is a significant burden: personally, socially and professionally. A drug charge may have life-long repercussions. The potential of conviction can be overwhelming and embarrassing. We’re here to help.
With more than a decade defending drug charges, you can rely on the team of qualified experts at Chadi and Company to advocate for your innocence.
Our superb litigators have successfully defended the innocence of Fort McMurray residents for fifteen years. Regardless of the magnitude or nature of your drug charge, Chadi and Company will work tirelessly to produce the best possible result in your case.
A drug conviction can pose a serious, staggering blow to your autonomy. Since we’ve begun defending clients in Fort McMurray, employers have only come to regard drug-related offenses with increasing seriousness. A criminal conviction in this area can, and will, seriously hamper your ability to freely pursue employment. Do not permit yourself to be held down by an unnecessary criminal conviction.
Foreign governments, too, view drug-related offenses- even those as minor as the simple possession of marijuana- with gravity. A criminal record containing drug-related convictions can significantly impede your ability to travel anywhere outside of the country.
Chadi and Company strive to establish a precedent in criminal defense. Whenever possible, we will vigorously pursue your innocence and avoid the unnecessary acquisition of a criminal record.
Drug law in Alberta is a highly technical field. A successful criminal defense in this area requires a detailed knowledge of the following:
Oftentimes, the nature of a drug conviction is contingent on the classification of a substance as defined under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. It is not uncommon that the prosecution’s evidence comes from undercover surveillance, wiretaps, etc. You need a legal team with extensive knowledge of the substances involved in your case and who ensure that your rights are respected during the criminal investigation.
In important matters like these, trust the experts who understand the technical details and dynamic history of Alberta’s drug law. For your defense, trust Chadi and Company.
Types of Drug Offenses:
Simple possessions, somewhat self-explanatory, refer to those offenses involving the possession of a substance listed in Schedules 1-3. In these cases, guilt can only be established when the accused is proven to possess both knowledge and control of the substance.
Trafficking is a very broad category that refers to offenses in which drugs are delivered from one individual to another. The intent to make money does not have to be established for a successful conviction.
A wide range of actions have been successfully defined and prosecuted as trafficking in Alberta.
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking:
Refers to those offenses in which an individual is accused of possessing a substance for the purpose of delivering or facilitating its delivery to some third-party.
Refers to those offenses in which an individual is accused of manufacturing and cultivating any substance listed in schedules 1-4. A recently passed bill has it that there are now mandatory minimum offenses for successful convictions of production.
The above definitions do little more than scratch the surface of these potentially complex offenses. Definitions of each offense are open to constant interpretation and reinterpretation, as the law in the province continues to evolve with time.
Regardless of the particular nature of the drug charge brought against you, there is a clear and simple way to proceed in establishing and galvanizing your defense:
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The Alternative Measures Program:
In the case of first-time offenders found in the possession of a soft substance such as marihuana, an alternative to trial may be available. A knowledgeable litigator can request enrollment in the Alternative Measures Program (AMP). Upon successful completion of the program, charges may be thrown out.