Drug possession and Importing
Drug cases are amongst the most serious cases in criminal law. Many offences are punishable by life imprisonment. In Alberta, aside from cases involving very minor charges, most offenders are sentenced to jail. Drug charges are difficult to defend because the police and the Crown Prosecutors are specialists in investigating and prosecuting drug crimes. In order to be successful, your lawyer must have the same (or better) specialized knowledge.
In order to combat drug trafficking, the government has granted the police far-reaching powers to gather information about individuals in this country. The police listen to our telephone calls, read our text messages and can secretly sneak into a home to snoop around without anyone ever knowing about it. The police can place tracking units on our vehicles and listening devices in our homes and cars. The police can stop people on the highway and deploy a drug dog to search a car.