Batting, Wyman Barristers are among the top Calgary drug offence lawyers, with over 25 years experience successfully defending clients charged with a variety of drug charges. Our firm focuses on drug offence charges in Calgary as well as surrounding areas such as Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Didsbury, Turner Valley, Strathmore and Canmore. Choosing us means you receive the strong representation you need to present a solid defence in your case.
Drug offences range in severity depending on the nature of the drug, and whether the prosecutor alleges trafficking to others.
Charges range from simple possession to that of production. There is often little dispute that the substance constitutes contraband. The cases often hinge on the legitimacy of the police investigation and whether it stands up to Charter scrutiny. This often means challenging the sufficiency of judicially authorized warrants.
Drug charges can dramatically impact day to day life. Drug convictions can carry the potential for loss of career, forfeiture of offence-related property, and can make international travel very challenging. It’s important to hire a drug offence lawyer that is experienced and has successfully defended hundreds of cases. Our team provides professional advisory and counsel allowing our clients to feel comfortable and confident throughout the legal process. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have been charged with a drug-related offence. We’re here to help.
The defence of drug related prosecutions require that counsel have a firm grasp with respect to constitutional arguments. These arguments flow from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which protect citizens from the actions of state agents. For drug matters, counsel will routinely seek to exclude the product of the officers’ search. This can be accomplished by alleging that the search was in violation of the client’s section 8 Charter rights or that it was the product of an arbitrary detention under section 9 of the Charter. While each case will turn on its own facts, expertise in Charter litigation is a necessity in drug files.