Drug Offences2020-01-09T22:39:17+00:00

Drug trafficking

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.

If you are arrested, the police will want to search your cell phone. If the police search your home, they will likely seize and search your computer and any other electronic devices.  To defend you, your lawyer needs specialized knowledge about the legality of these kinds of techniques and how to attack them. This area of law is complex and ever-changing. In order to ensure you get the best possible result, it is important for you to confirm that your lawyer is not only up-to-date, but is experienced in analyzing and litigating these complex legal issues for you.

As a former Federal Drug Prosecutor, Karen Molle is particularly well placed to assist if you are charged with drug offences or if your property has been seized as proceeds of crime. She brings a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of major police investigations, police investigative techniques, wiretap procedures and other technical matters not generally known by general criminal law practitioners.

If you are charged with a drug offence, your best defence is hiring an experienced criminal lawyer to protect your rights.