What is Drug Trafficking under Canadian Law?
In 2016, more than three thousand people attempted to cross the Canadian border and some of them were drug traffickers. It makes you wonder what drug-trafficking under the Canadian law means. And its consequences for those that were caught breaking the law.
We are going to provide you with an in-depth guide that helps you to better understand drug trafficking laws. And help determine when the best time to hire a drug lawyer in Winnipeg is to fight these charges. Continue reading now for everything that you need to know.
More Charges to Drug Trafficking
If you are charged with drug trafficking, the charges that you face won't stop there. In fact, there are a host of other charges that you can find yourself facing, and you must understand what each of them means.
The reason is that having these extra charges can mean facing longer jail sentences and increased fines to pay.
Importing drugs in when you are the person that is bringing them into Canada. Depending on what classification the drugs are that you are importing, the consequences may vary slightly, but it is essential you know that any type of drug importing is against the law.
Exporting is the opposite of importing, and it is when you're the person responsible for sending the drugs either to Canada or from Canada. Again, much like importing, the classification of the drugs you are exporting will be taken into account when you're being sentenced.
Production is when you are the person that is making the drug and packaging it to get it ready for transportation. You do the work and then provide it to your transporter to export the product where it is supposed to go.
Now that you understand these extra charges, here's some more information you need to know when it comes to drug trafficking.
Penalties and Consequences
Again, depending on the drugs you have been charged with trafficking or possession for the purposes of trafficking, the penalties and consequences will differ. For example, if you have been charged with trafficking drugs such as mescaline or LSD, you could face up to a life sentence but take or as few as a couple of years behind bars.
If you are charged with trafficking ecstasy, amphetamines, opioids, or cocaine, you can face a life sentence or as a few as a couple of years behind bars. Each of these sentences can increase. That depends on if you are also charged with exporting, importing, or producing the drugs in question.
Drug Trafficking 101
When it comes to drug trafficking, you have got to educate yourself about the law before proceeding with your drug cases. And this is why you need Saheel Zaman Law Corporation representing you in court. With expertise beginning in 1991, we have the skills and knowledge to get you the best outcome possible.
You will want representation that knows what they're doing because it can mean the difference in being behind bars for a long time or merely walking away paying a fine. The legal services in Winnipeg that you choose are going to pay off in ways you could not even imagine. Connect with us today!