Drug offences are prosecuted under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as well as the Criminal Code of Canada. Police investigations of drug offences are often complex. They involve months of investigation, confidential informants, search warrants, experts, and undercover investigation.
To successfully defend your drug charges, each step of the investigation must be critically inspected and challenged. Often, these cases are won on the reality that your rights may have been infringed in the course of an investigation or arrest. Michelle is experienced in assessing Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms law, and whether your situation is unique and requires a creative argument to be successful.
Bail is often opposed or denied on drug matters, as the Courts view the risk of re-offending to be high. These charges are made further complicated by the use of medical marijuana and de-criminalization in Canada. Michelle will fight to secure your liberty to ensure you have reasonable bail while your charges are dealt with before the Courts. Call her 24/7 for a free consultation and assessment of your case.
Recent Success: R. v. I.L.
I.L. was charged with cultivation of marijuana (operating a grow-op) in a Calgary home. The matter was heard in a week-long jury trial with several Crown witnesses and experts. Following Michelle's thorough cross-examination and oral arguments, I.L. was found not guilty by the jury.