Vancouver Marijuana Grow House Lawyer
Marijuana, also known as cannabis, pot, weed or sativa, is currently the leading drug export in British Columbia. The police and legislature have taken extensive measures through the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to criminalize and prosecute many activities related to marijuana, including those regarding marijuana grow operations (Grow Ops).
I am Surrey and Vancouver marijuana crimes lawyer Michael R. Shapray. I have spent my years as a criminal defence lawyer helping defend good people in situations where they made bad choices or were wrongly accused. I know what the police can and cannot do in grow op crackdowns and can help identify any holes or illegal actions in their evidence or arguments.
Search and Seizure Concerns in Marijuana Production Cases
Police and other law enforcement personnel must follow strict rules and procedures when searching marijuana grow houses and other buildings used for growing marijuana indoors whether they are part of a home or business. In addition, there are strict regulations regarding the seizure of evidence during these searches.
As your criminal defence lawyer, I will fully analyze and question all aspects of the search warrant and steps taken by the police during the search and seizure operations whether drugs were seized in your residence, vehicle or in another venue.
Effective Criminal Defence Against Drug Charges in British Columbia
I will also prepare a thorough defence against any marijuana operation or other marijuana-related charges, including:
- Production of marijuana
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Trafficking marijuana
- Importing or exporting marijuana
If charges are never filed, or if I am successful in getting the charges dropped or securing a not guilty verdict, I will also help you recover any seized property using the proper procedure under the Civil Forfeiture Act.