Drug Charge Defences
Possession of Controlled Substance
A conviction for possession of marijuana or cocaine will prevent you from crossing the border, and can have a negative impact on employment. Criminal lawyer James Zegers can help you keep your right to travel from being compromised and your employment prospects from being affected.
First time offenders can often be dealt with in a way that does not require a plea of guilty or the imposition of a criminal record.
Don’t let a simple mistake compromise your ability to travel or be employed.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, or any other controlled substance, call James Zegers at 519-673-0440 for an initial consultation.
Despite the liberal views many people hold with respect to marijuana possession, marijuana production is a serious offence, and subject to serious penalties, including jail.
Depending on the number of plants produced, the minimum penalty for production of marijuana is six months imprisonment if it can be shown that the production was for the purpose of trafficking.
James Zegers’ experience with defending people charged with marijuana production can make the difference between staying out of custody or going to jail.
Don’t take a chance.
If you have been charged with marijuana production, call James Zegers at 519-673-0440 for an initial consultation.
Trafficking is the most serious drug offence of all.
Sadly, many of those caught up in the trafficking of drugs are often victims of the drug trade themselves, addicts who sell to keep themselves supplied.
In cases like these James Zegers can help provide the court with a full account of the individual before the court and work for an outcome that emphasizes rehabilitation over punishment.
It’s in everybody’s interest to help the victims of drug addiction and James Zegers can help the community by getting his clients the help to overcome their addictions.
If you have been charged with a trafficking offence, call James Zegers at 519-673-0440 for an initial consultation.
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
In trafficking cases you need to make sure your constitutional rights to counsel, freedom from arbitrary detention, and freedom from unreasonable search are respected.
With his thorough knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, James Zegers can identify potential search and seizure in your case.
Contact James Zegers at 519-673-0440 for an initial consultation and assessment of the defences available to you, including those based on your constitutional rights as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.