Drug Charges

Defence Against Drug Charges

Drug Charges range from less serious ones like marijuana possession to much more serious drug charges, such as possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, importing and exporting drugs, marijuana grow ops, and trafficking drugs.

If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, the lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP can help.

Changes To Drug Charges

In 2012, the Harper Government imposed mandatory minimums for even small marijuana grow-ops, and those with prior drug convictions, which reflects the increasing severity of drug charges in Court. Even without mandatory minimums, Courts treat marijuana charges, cocaine charges and heroin charges seriously and are asked by prosecutors to impose jail terms upon conviction.

There are other implications arising from a marijuana possession charge or cocaine possession conviction. These might include difficulties with security clearances from your work and problems crossing into the United States.

A Complete Legal Practice

If you or a loved one is facing a drug charge, then you need a team of lawyers that has a proven track record of effective, vigorous defence of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges.

The expertise and experience developed by years of dedicated, creative and successful work on behalf of the clients of the firm has uniquely positioned the lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP as a highly-skilled law firm in defending drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance, trafficking a controlled substance, production of a controlled substance and conspiracy charges. The Neuberger & Partners LLP team has effectively represented clients at trials and appeals for drug charges from the Ontario Court of Justice all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Christopher Assie, the head of the Drug Charges team of Neuberger & Partners LLP is highly regarded in the profession and by the Courts as a skilled defence lawyer in Ontario. The expertise and experience developed by years of dedicated, creative and successful work on behalf of the clients of the firm has uniquely positioned Christopher Assie and the lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP as one of the highly experienced law firms in defending drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance, trafficking a controlled substance, production of a controlled substance and conspiracy charges. The Neuberger & Partners LLP team has effectively represented clients at trials and appeals for drug charges from the Ontario Court of Justice all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Consult With A Lawyer About Your Case

Since 1992, our firm has proudly represented clients in Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. We understand that having a competent legal team on your side can make a difference today and for years to come. Schedule a consultation with our office at 416-364-3111 or online to discuss your drug charges.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger