A drug possession charge can severely affect your life and livelihood and is a charge that should not be taken lightly.
The severity of a drug offense largely depends on two things: the type of drug involved, and the amount. If convicted, the penalty can range from a fine to life imprisonment. This type of charge will also affect your ability to travel to the US and abroad.
The prosecution must prove that the accused had both knowledge and control over the drug.
It is important that you seek legal advice for this very technical charge.
Possession for the purpose of trafficking (PPT) is an offense that is taken extremely seriously by the Crown and is prosecuted accordingly. If you are accused of this crime, it is of the upmost importance that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Mr Bloom can thoroughly investigate the legitimacy of all of the techniques used against you by the police, including: wiretapping, controlled buys, surveillance and search warrants.
Often the police overlook your legal rights while conducting their investigation against you, and in defending your case Mr. Bloom will examine how police conduct violated your rights.
Cross Border Drug Importation
Driving a small amount of drugs across the border or importing a vast amount of drugs is taken extremely seriously by the prosecution. The Cross Border Services Agency (CBSA) will forward charges to the Crown, and your case will be prosecuted accordingly.
If you are charged with a cross-border drug offense, do not delay in contacting Mr. Bloom.
He will investigate all of the actions of the CBSA agents that you came into contact with and examine all avenues of this extremely technical charge. No amount of drugs is too small or too large to retain his services.
Marijuana Grow offenses
Marijuana is a part of Vancouver and British Columbia culture, and its prominence is ever growing. The police consider the illegal growing of marijuana to be a very serious offense, and upon discovery of a “grow-op,” the police may take the plants, money, and equipment they believe to be linked to the operation. The Director of Civil Forfeiture can also apply to seize the property.
If this has happened to you, it is extremely important that you contact a skilled defence lawyer.
It’s not unusual for the police to become overzealous and perform unlawful searches and seizures.
Michael Bloom is a skilled criminal defence lawyer who is very experienced in the areas of drug-related charges. His experience working as a Crown prosecutor taught him how to identify weaknesses in the Crown’s case. With that knowledge, he will develop an effective defence strategy and trial plan that will provide you with the strongest possible defence.