Vancouver Drug Possession Lawyer
Drug possession is treated very seriously by law enforcement and all levels of court in Canada. Quickly seeking out a skilled defence lawyer is highly advisable if you want to stay out of jail and keep your life from being turned upside down.
I am Vancouver drug possession defence lawyer Michael R. Shapray, and I have successfully defended clients against drug charges for many years. From offices in Vancouver and Surrey, I represent people across British Columbia, protecting their rights and defending their freedom.
Under investigation or arrested for drug possession? Take action now. Contact me today and set up a free consultation to discuss your situation.
Detailed Defence Against All Drug Possession Charges in British Columbia
The severity of drug offences largely depends on two things: the type of drugs involved and the amount. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act lays out the various drugs and the maximum possible penalties for conviction, which can include life imprisonment in certain circumstances. I am deeply familiar with this law and all others related to drug charges in Canada. Using my years of experience, I defend clients charged with:
- Drug possession
- Possession for purposes of trafficking (PPT)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of precursors (the material used to manufacture certain drugs)
Exploring All Possible Defences to Drug Possession
I have the proven ability to defend people charged with possession of all types of drugs, including:
Established Surrey Drug Charges Defence Law Firm
Much of my work in drug possession cases revolves around examining the search and seizure by police. The police do not always have the proper search warrants, or do not execute them properly. Drug possession is based on knowledge and control. If you were unaware that drugs were in the vehicle you were driving while crossing the border and you were stopped by customs, for example, your defence is much stronger.
I force prosecutors to prove every aspect of the charges against my clients. I will not back down and will not settle for a negotiated plea if the evidence against you is not strong.