Drug and narcotic offences

The most common offences involving narcotics and drugs are:

  • Possession of drugs and/or narcotics
  • Drug and/or narcotic trafficking
  • The production of drugs and/or narcotics

Possible drug and narcotic defences

Me Benoît has successfully represented many clients charged with drug offences. He saved them from receiving a criminal record and its consequences. A criminal record for drug offences can greatly limit your ability to travel or work in some places.

Me Benoît will argue the facts specific to your situation, and he will contest police actions. Both strategies are often the most effective way to plead this type of offence.

He keeps abreast of developments in this area. He often successfully submit petitions alleging police violations of our clients’ constitutional rights, which can lead to the exclusion of police evidence and acquittal.

Narcotic and drug sentences

Drug-related sentences vary, often depending on:
the offence (possession, production, trafficking or importation)
the drug (cocaine, crack, speed, fentanyl, etc.)
the period covered by the offence (one day or months)
the motivation (dependence, income, etc.)
the role played (reselling or heading a criminal organization)
the individualization of the sentence

At the sentencing stage, Me Benoît will insist on individualizing the penalty. Depending on your profile and personal situation, he will negotiate or present to the court an appropriate sentence.

To preserve your employment—if the facts and the offence so allow it—he will try to obtain an exoneration. This will keep you from having a criminal record and dealing with the resulting consequences.

When detention cannot be avoided—and if the facts and the offence so allow it—Me Benoît can try to get you a detention in the community (in your home) or ask that you serve your sentence on weekends so that you can maintain your job.

It should be noted that the conviction for certain narcotic offences results in a weapons prohibition.

Personalized support to help you make informed decisions

 Are you facing charges?

For greater peace of mind, and to give Me Benoît ample time to advise you and build your case, contact him before the charges are laid. He will be able to provide legal information tailored to your situation and prevent you from making mistakes that could negatively affect future charges.