An Experienced Lawyer is Your Best Defence Against Drug-Related Charges in Calgary

Facing a drug-related charge in Calgary? Learn how a defence lawyer can help you put your case behind you and get on with your life.

Public attitude towards recreational drug use are finally beginning to shift, with the personal choice to use certain substances increasingly seen as an act that should not be criminalized. This is largely in keeping with the public health perspective on drug use, which has long noted that the criminalization of drug use makes it much harder to deal with the medical and safety issues related to drug use and abuse.

The legal and criminal justice systems move slowly, however; though public opinion may be change, virtually all recreational drugs are still against the law. Marijuana is just around the corner from legalization throughout Canada, or so we've been told, but even that legislative corner hasn't been turned yet. Other drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine remain completely illegal, and pharmaceuticals that are often taken recreationally (especially painkillers like oxycontin, fentanyl, and other opiates/opioids) can also lead to criminal charges if they're obtained without a prescription or taken against a doctor's orders.

You can even find yourself charged with drug possession or even drug trafficking if there are drugs found in your vehicle, even if they're in one of your passenger's backpacks or luggage. In short, it's still all too easy to find yourself facing a drug-related charge in Calgary. If you should find yourself in that position, your first call should be to an experienced Calgary defence lawyer.

Here's why.

The Right Defence Lawyer Knows the Calgary Courts and Drug Laws

If you're reading this, the drug charge you're facing is probably your first-ever encounter with Calgary's criminal justice system. The Calgary Police, Crown prosecutors, and others involved in your case, meanwhile, have been dealing with cases like yours day-in and day-out for years. You're at a significant disadvantage when it comes to experience, and that puts you at a significant disadvantage when it comes to getting your charges put behind you and your life back on course to the future you had planned.

The right defence lawyer will bring the same level of experience to your side of the table. While your lawyer won't be able to change Calgary's drug laws over night, a defence lawyer with experience handling drug cases may be aware of defence options and strategies that would otherwise go overlooked. They'll also be able to take over the day-to-day details of your case, handling Court paperwork and deadlines and other tasks so you can focus on your family and your career.

A defence lawyer takes away a lot of the guesswork and most of the busywork involved in defending yourself against drug-related charges in Calgary. A lawyer with dedication and experience will provide you with a far more effective defence than most Calgarians can muster on their own, and that means the best possible chance at the most favorable outcome.

Give Yourself the Best Defence Possible. Contact a Lawyer Today!

If you or a family member has been charged with a drug-related crime, don't hesitate to get the help you deserve. For a free initial consultation, please contact my office today.