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Do you need criminal lawyers to defend you?

If you face criminal charges, ensure that you have a competent criminal defence lawyer to defend you.

Pierre M. Gauthier, a criminal lawyer for more than 20 years, and Meghann Tousignant practice exclusively criminal and penal law.

Contact us to take advantage of the expertise of an experienced lawyer.

Defend yourself against charges related to drugs and narcotics

If you have been charged with a drug offence such as possessing, trafficking, importing or producing drugs, call Me Pierre Gauthier or Meghann Tousignant immediately. The penalties associated with drug offences are severe. Ensure that you have an experienced lawyer to defend you.

Drug possession

Section 4 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act defines possession of a drug as having an illegal substance in one’s possession for oneself or a third person. Illegal substances include opium, morphine, cocaine, heroin, PCP, cannabis and hashish, amphetamines, mescaline, ecstasy, GHB, barbiturates and anabolic steroids, certain chemical drugs, ephedrine and LSD. Contact Pierre M. Gauthier or Meghann Tousignant Attorneys to prove your innocence if you do not know the nature of the substances that you are accused of having in your possession, or if you do not exercise control over them.

Trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking in drugs

Any person who gives or entrusts a small amount of drugs to another person can be charged with drug trafficking. Section 2 of the Act defines trafficking as any sale, administration, gift, assignment, transportation, shipment and delivery of drugs. There are a number of possible defences in the case of trafficking charges. Speak to Pierre M. Gauthier or Meghann Tousignant.

Importing and exporting of drugs

The importing and exporting of so-called hard drugs, such as opium, cocaine or heroin, along with marijuana and cannabis resin, is punishable by life in prison. The importing of barbiturates and ephedrine or the exporting of valium can be punished by 3 years in prison. Finally, transporting amphetamines, magic mushrooms and ecstasy internationally can be lead to 10 years in prison.

Production of drugs

Pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, any person who is found guilty of drug production is liable to imprisonment. For hard drugs, such as cocaine, morphine, and heroin, the worst-case scenario is life in prison, and the minimum is two years in prison. The punishment for the production of hashish varies from six months to life. Penalties for possession, trafficking, importing and production of drugs can be severe. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that you have a proper defence if you are charged with a drug-related crime.

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