Have Your Drug Trafficking Charges Taken Care of from Your Narcotics Lawyer in Edmonton

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A finding of guilt for even a minor drug offence could prevent you from travelling to the USA. A conviction for possession of as little as one marijuana joint can result in a Canadian citizen being inadmissible to the States. Ravi Prithipaul is an Edmonton criminal defence lawyer who defends drug cases involving a variety of narcotics such as marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy. As a narcotics lawyer in Edmonton, Mr. Prithipaul is familiar with the many complex laws surrounding drug use in Canada and the ramifications for travel to the United States. His hands-on experience with drug possession and trafficking cases give him a unique insight.

Possession and Trafficking

Key concepts in drug charges are possession and trafficking. Possession can be “actual” or “constructive”. In other words, a person does not need to be found actually holding drugs. If the prosecution can prove the necessary connection between the person charged and the location where the narcotics were found, a court can conclude that a person is in constructive possession of narcotics even if they were not physically on the subject’s person.

Trafficking is a much wider concept than is commonly understood. It does not only refer, for example, to the sale of drugs. The term "to traffic" includes sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver. Mr. Prithipaul has experience handling criminal law cases of this nature, providing the astute and professional legal representation of a drug trafficking lawyer. Edmonton and area residents can contact our office with questions concerning drug trafficking, possession, and other related offences. If you are looking for a professional drug lawyer in Edmonton, contact Mr. Prithipaul to discuss your case.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms plays a vital role in narcotics litigation. Section 8 of the Charter guarantees “the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure”. Depending on the case, a defence could be based on the theory that the police conducted searches unfairly and in contravention of Section 8 of the Charter. If the court agrees, the evidence that those searches produced, namely the narcotics or other contraband, could be excluded or thrown out, meaning that the charges could be dismissed. Mr. Prithipaul has defended drug cases involving cultivation of marijuana, possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of these and other substances. If you are charged with such an offence or any other related criminal offences, you should give his office a telephone call to arrange for a free consultation.

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Edmonton, AB T5J 3G2
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