Criminal Charges

Fight a Drug Related Charge

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Contrary to popular belief, a charge of simple possession of Marijuana under 30 grams, is still a CRIMINAL OFFENCE, which could result in a fine up to $1,000.00 and/or up to six months in jail. Even more devastating is the Criminal Record, the potential loss of employment and the possibility of being denied entry into some countries.

Other, far more serious charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act can land you in jail:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Trafficking
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Cultivation

If you have been charged, you will need the immediate help of a professional. Call X-Copper for a FREE CONSULTATION. 

Don’t take any chances with your future. A conviction for any of these offences can have a negative effect on your freedom, employment and future travel.

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Offence description

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Section

Maximum Penalty
(S)

Maximum Penalty
(I)

Possession of marijuana (up to 30 gms.) or hashish (up to 1 gm.)

4(1)

6 mos./$1,000 fine

 

Possession of marijuana or hashish

4(1)

6 mos./$1,000 - 1st offence; 1 yr./$2,000 - subsequent offence

5 yrs. less a day

Possession of cocaine or heroin

4(1)

6 mos./$1,000 - 1st offence; 1 yr./$2,000 - subsequent offence

7 yrs.

Possession of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin

4(1)

6 mos./$1,000 - 1st offence; 1 yr./$2,000 - subsequent offence

3 yrs.

Trafficking in marijuana or hashish or possession for the purpose of trafficking (up to 3 kgs.)

5

 

5 yrs. less a day

Trafficking in marijuana or hashish or possession for the purpose of trafficking (3 kgs. or more)

5

 

life imprisonment

Trafficking in cocaine or heroin or possession for the purpose of trafficking

5

 

life imprisonment

Trafficking in amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin or possession for the purpose of trafficking

5

18 mos./$5,000 fine

10 yrs.

Trafficking in barbiturates or anabolic steroids or possession for the purpose of trafficking

5

1 yr./$5,000 fine

3 yrs.

Importing, exporting heroin, cocaine, marijuana or hashish

6

 

life imprisonment

Importing, exporting amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin

6

18 mos./$5,000 fine

10 yrs.

Cultivation of marijuana

7

 

7 yrs.

Production of cocaine, heroin or hashish

7

 

life imprisonment

Production of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin

7

18 mos./$5,000 fine

10 yrs.

Production of barbiturates or anabolic steroids

7

1 yr./$5,000 fine

3 yrs.

 

 

X-Copper Reviews and Testimonials

Wednesday February 12, 2014
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Monday February 23, 2015
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