What is drug production?

Generally speaking, drug production means manufacturing, synthesizing, or altering the chemical or physical properties of a narcotic. Producing a drug can also mean cultivating of a banned substance, such as operating what is commonly referred to as a grow-op. To be guilty of producing marijuana for example, the Prosecutor must prove that labour and attention was provided to the plants to assist them to grow, and/or be cultivated.

Recent legislation legalized marijuana and this new legislation allows for private production of marijuana, however there are strict limitations. Know your limits.

How much jail am I facing for a drug production offence?

As with any drug offence, the jail time you face depends on which drug was produced, along with many other factors. This is especially true for drug production offence. I can help you better understand the penalties you are facing.

What to do if you’re charged with drug production?

Since drug production cases are often based on searches of the person or property, your rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) are engaged. I have experience in in protecting your right against unreasonable search and seizure. This may involve having the drug evidence excluded from the Prosecutor’s case.

Overall, my job as your lawyer is make the process easier for you - to review your case in relation to the charge(s) you are facing - address the court when, and as necessary – deal with the Prosecutor for your matter – and give you the best defence at trial, or plea resolution possible.  Make sure you have a lawyer that understands the law and is prepared to act for you.

You may qualify for Legal Aid:  See Legal Aid Ontario Information.

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