John Erickson has been defending Toronto residents, institutions, and corporations accused of drug charges at all levels of court for nearly two decades. With affordable services and a proven record of success, Erickson Law is a prudent choice for individuals seeking drug charge defence in Toronto.
∙ Drug possession
∙ Drug trafficking / distribution
∙ Drug manufacturing / production
∙ Drug importing/exporting
How will drug related charges impact my future?
Canada outlines a wide range of drug and controlled-substance related offences in the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; these include relatively minor marijuana possession charges as well as very serious crimes such as large-scale cocaine importation. Regardless of the gravity of the offence you have been accused of, a guilty conviction will have a serious impact on your life.
Incarceration periods are very disruptive to personal relationships and job stability, but other problems persist even after your sentence has been served. Drug-related charges can limit your mobility by increasing the scrutiny you face at the border; if convicted, you will be barred entirely from entering some parts of the world. Additionally, you may face difficulties with security clearances from your work.
What are my options for defence?
Erickson Law is fluent in all manner of defences for drug-related charges. We will work together in review of your unique charges, arrest, and personal circumstances to decide which defence is best for you. The approach we choose will be customized to your conditions to give you the best chance of success, and may include any of the following:
∙ Ensuring that your rights were not violated during the search and seizure
∙ Challenging the treatment and handling of any physical evidence
∙ Challenging the prosecution to prove that the drug is a controlled substance as defined in the Criminal Code
∙ Challenging the prosecution to affirm proof of ownership, knowledge, possession, or control of drugs beyond any reasonable doubt
∙ Challenging the prosecution to prove “necessary intent;” that is, to prove that the accused had the requisite intent to commit the crime in question.
Why choose Erickson Law as your defence?
Academic and experiential knowledge on your side. John Erickson has the resources and expertise to accommodate any criminal law issue or level of court. After starting his own firm in 1997, John Erickson has accrued nearly 20 years of courtroom experience focusing on the defence of individuals, institutions, and corporations under investigation for criminal, quasi-criminal, or regulatory offenses.
An impressive success rate. Erickson Law has been defending Toronto residents for nearly two decades, and a number of recent testimonials are available to evidence John’s expertise
Affordable representation. Your first consultation with Erickson Law is always complimentary. We are proud to offer extremely reasonable professional fees, which are always set out in writing at the end of your first meeting to avoid any confusion. We prefer to operate using a “block fee” structure because of the value, clarity, and ease of financial planning that this mode offers in contrast to an hourly rate. Once your fees are established, we are happy to work with you to create a payment plan that matches your financial circumstances.
If you require legal represenation for drug charges or drug related offences, call John Erickson at (416) 363-3612.