Drug Offence Lawyer Toronto

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R. v. A.K. (Toronto)

  • Allegations: A.K. faced serious gun and drug charges, including, unauthorized possession firearm, point firearm and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and fentanyl. Police responded to a call of a male with a firearm in downtown Toronto. It was alleged the A.K. pointed a firearm at an officer while fleeing from the police. Later, a search warrant was obtained for a vehicle, which contained approximately 50 grams of fentanyl that the Crown alleged belonged to A.K. The evidence included video and A.K. being found in possession of the car keys for the vehicle within which the drugs were located. If convicted, he faced a custodial sentence of 6-8 years in jail.
  • Result: The firearm charges were dismissed. The trial judge further agreed with Mr. Fedorowicz that the Crown failed to establish possession of the drugslocated inside the vehicle beyond a reasonable doubt and, a result, his client was found not guilty.

R. V. A.A. (Brampton)

  • Allegations: A.A. faced charges of drug trafficking, possessing a loaded firearm, and possessing proceeds of crime following a police investigation spurred by a confidential source. The search of A.A.’s residence uncovered drugs, cash, and a loaded firearm.
  • Defence Strategy: A challenge was made under section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, arguing that the search warrant was issued without sufficient reasonable grounds, violating A.A.’s privacy rights. The defence successfully argued that the evidence should be excluded under section 24(2) of the Charter.
  • Result: A.A. was found not guilty of all charges due to the exclusion of evidence.

R. V. S.H. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: Police execute a search warrant at S.H.’s residence. Locate a loaded firearm in addition to a large quantity of heroin and cocaine.
  • Defence Strategy: Application filed asserting violations of S.H.’s constitutional rights. That search was unlawful because the police misled the issuing justice, and that the warrant was granted without reasonable grounds.
  • Result: Application granted. The trial judge agrees with the defence counsel that S.H.’s Charter Rights were violated and all evidence must be excluded. All charges were dismissed.

R. V. J.F. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: During the traffic stop, police located a quantity of drugs in the centre console of the vehicle.
  • Defence Strategy: Argue that the police search of the vehicle was unlawful in violation of J.F.’s constitutional rights.
  • Result: Charges withdrawn by Crown without need for trial.

R. V. D. S. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: The client was charged with conspiracy to import large quantities of cocaine through the airport.
  • Defence Strategy: Application to stay charges based on violation of client’s right to be tried within a reasonable time as mandated by s. 11(b) of the Charter of Rights.
  • Result: Charges stayed by the trial judge.

R. V. A. S. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: The client was charged with trafficking cocaine.
  • Defence Strategy: Establish that the police search of A.S. violated his constitutional rights.
  • Result: Charges withdrawn by Crown prior to trial.

R. V. D.L. (NEWMARKET)

  • Allegations: Police located drugs and a firearm within the vehicle that D.L. was driving during a traffic stop.
  • Defence Strategy: File application to exclude evidence based on police racial profiling of D.L. in violation of his constitutional rights.
  • Result: Charges withdrawn by Crown prior to trial.

R. v. A.K. (Toronto)

  • Allegations: A.K. faced serious gun and drug charges, including, unauthorized possession firearm, point firearm and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and fentanyl. Police responded to a call of a male with a firearm in downtown Toronto. It was alleged the A.K. pointed a firearm at an officer while fleeing from the police. Later, a search warrant was obtained for a vehicle, which contained approximately 50 grams of fentanyl that the Crown alleged belonged to A.K. The evidence included video and A.K. being found in possession of the car keys for the vehicle within which the drugs were located. If convicted, he faced a custodial sentence of 6-8 years in jail.
  • Result: The firearm charges were dismissed. The trial judge further agreed with Mr. Fedorowicz that the Crown failed to establish possession of the drugslocated inside the vehicle beyond a reasonable doubt and, a result, his client was found not guilty.

Comprehensive Drug Offence Defence In Toronto

At Fedorowicz Law, we provide comprehensive and effective defence strategies for individuals facing drug offences in Toronto. Richard Fedorowicz, a highly experienced Drug Offence Lawyer in Toronto with over 20 years of practice, has a proven track record of successfully defending clients charged with various drug offences.

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Understanding Drug Offences

Understanding drug offences under Canadian law involves comprehending the criminal charges and legal provisions related to controlled substances and illegal drugs. Canada's Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) primarily governs these offences. Here's a breakdown of some of the key aspects:

  • Possession: Possession of a controlled substance without lawful authorization is an offence under the CDSA. To be convicted of possession, it must be proven that the accused knowingly controlled or possessed the drug. The drug's type and quantity can influence the charge's severity.
  • Trafficking: Drug trafficking involves selling, giving, transporting, or delivering controlled substances. It can also include possessing drugs for trafficking. The penalties for trafficking vary depending on factors such as the type and quantity of drugs involved.

Understanding The Legal Consequences

Drug offences in Canada can have significant legal consequences, including criminal penalties and collateral consequences.

1st Conviction:

  • Criminal Record: A drug conviction in Canada can create a criminal record, which can have lasting consequences.
  • Imprisonment: Drug offences can result in imprisonment, especially for more serious offences like trafficking, possession of trafficking, or drug manufacturing.
  • Fines: Individuals convicted of drug offences may be subject to fines, varying widely depending on the offence and jurisdiction.
  • Forfeiture Of Assets: In cases involving drug trafficking or proceeds of crime, law enforcement authorities can seek the forfeiture of assets.
  • Deportation: Non-citizens, including permanent residents convicted of drug offences in Canada, may face deportation or removal proceedings.
  • Employment Challenges: Having a drug conviction on one's record can make it difficult to secure employment.
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Understanding Drug Importing

Drug importing is one of the gravest offences in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). It prohibits importing or exporting substances listed in Schedules I to VI of the CDSA unless authorized by regulation. To secure a conviction, the Crown must demonstrate that the accused knowingly and intentionally imported an illegal controlled substance. Importation can occur through various means, including border crossings, air travel, or maritime routes. Even if one didn't physically transport the drugs, arranging, causing, or aiding in their importation can lead to a guilty verdict. Drug importing carries severe legal consequences in Canada.

Seeking Positive Resolutions

At Fedorowicz Law, we understand the potential impact of a drug conviction on your life. Therefore, we strive to secure favourable resolutions, including avoiding a criminal record or having the charges completely withdrawn. Richard Fedorowicz has a proven track record of negotiating with prosecutors on behalf of his clients, working towards the best possible outcomes.

Being an expert drug offence lawyer, he thoroughly reviews the evidence, answers your questions, and devises tailored strategies to ensure a successful outcome in your case. Schedule a no-charge consultation with Richard to discuss your specific situation, explore your options, and commence building a robust defence.

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Why Should You Choose Fedorowicz Law For Your Drug Case?

  • Experience: With over two decades of successfully defending drug cases, Richard brings extensive knowledge and expertise to your case.
  • Personalized Approach: Richard understands that every drug case is unique. He takes the time to listen, comprehend your situation, and tailor his strategies to your specific needs.
  • Strategic Defence: Richard Fedorowicz is a renowned Drug Offence lawyer known for his strategic defence strategies. Richard meticulously analyzes the evidence, challenges the prosecution's case, and identifies winning defences.
  • Positive Resolutions: Fedorowicz Law is committed to achieving positive outcomes. Whether it involves negotiating for a no-criminal record or pursuing a complete withdrawal of charges, Richard will vigorously work to safeguard your future.
  • Client-centred Focus: You are our top priority. Richard provides clear communication, regular updates, and compassionate support throughout the legal process.

Strategic Defence Strategies For Drug Charges

Strategic defence strategies are pivotal when it comes to combating drug charges effectively. Richard Fedorowicz has a long history of identifying winning strategies and defences to challenge the prosecution's case effectively. Some of the strategies he has successfully employed include:

  • Challenging The Crown's Proof: Disputing the Crown's ability to prove possession of the drugs.
  • Substance Identification Challenges: Contesting the accuracy and validity of substance identification.
  • Protection Of Constitutional Rights: Asserting violations of constitutional rights protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Search Warrant Validity: Questioning the validity of search warrants in cases where drugs were found inside a residence.
  • Denying Proof Of Possession For Trafficking: Arguing against proof of possession for trafficking.

With Fedorowicz Law, you can trust that your drug offence case is in capable hands. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.

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