Andrew Captan is a Toronto Criminal Lawyer with experience in defending persons charged with Drug Offences, including Drug Trafficking. Mr. Captan has defended individuals charged with Trafficking various controlled substances, from marijuana to cocaine.
The offence of Trafficking is found under s. 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which is the criminal law legislation regulating drug crimes.
The act of “trafficking” is defined under s. 2 of the Act. Trafficking, according to this definition, means:
(a) to sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver the substance,
(b) to sell an authorization to obtain the substance, or
(c) to offer to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).
In 2012, the government introduced potential mandatory minimum jail sentences for certain types of Drug Trafficking charges. As a result, these cases ought to be handled with great care.
It is important to speak with a criminal lawyer as soon as you can. If you or someone you know, is facing a drug trafficking charge please contact Captan Law today!