Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking is defined under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) as possessing a substance included in Schedule I, II, III, IV or V for the purpose of trafficking.
The amount of substance found in the offender’s possession is used to determine whether the possession is for trafficking purposes or consumption purposes. This amount varies from substance to substance.
Potential Penalties for Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
Convictions can lead to imprisonment, substantial fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record. Factors that determine the severity of your sentence include:
- Type of Narcotics: The Schedule of drugs dictates the severity of the offence. Schedule I drugs are considered the most serious and can include lengthy terms of imprisonment. Additionally, sentencing variations may exist for the different types of narcotics within each Schedule.
- Quantity of Narcotics: The amount of narcotics involved will generally result in harsher penalties.
- Surrounding Circumstances: The scale and scope of the operation as well as the level of planning and organisation involved. Examples include the manner of packaging, existence of scales, and a debt list.
- Your Background: The offender’s criminal record, previous drug offences, and the likelihood of rehabilitation are used to determine the appropriate sentence.
Don’t Face Your Possession of Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking Charge Alone
An experienced criminal defence lawyer is essential when facing charges resulting from possession for the purpose of trafficking. They can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, protect your rights, and develop a strong defence strategy tailored to your specific case.
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