Drug Production Defence Lawyers in Ottawa

Drug Production

Drug production charges can be laid against you for obtaining a drug by:

  • Synthesizing or manufacturing it
  • Using any available method to change its physical or chemical qualities
  • Harvesting it
  • Cultivating or growing anything that it can be derived or extracted from

This includes growing marijuana in excess of the personal limit (up to 4 cannabis plants per residence for personal use) and growing marijuana for sale without a licence.

A drug production charge can usually only be laid after a lengthy police investigation. Common investigative techniques include:

  • Surveillance
  • Phone wiretapping
  • Inception of inline communications
  • Monitoring usage of resources (like water and electricity)

The lawyers at Friedman Mansour LLP will challenge the basis of these techniques.

We will work to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case to get the charges dismissed, downgraded, or earn an acquittal after a trial.

The penalties for drug production

Upon conviction, you can expect the following types of sentence, even for a first-time offence:

  • Up to life imprisonment with a minimum of three years imprisonment if convicted of producing a Schedule I substance (cocaine, heroin, etc). in excess of a certain amount
  • Up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted of producing a Schedule III drug (LSD, magic mushrooms, etc.)
  • Up to three years imprisonment if convicted of producing a Schedule IV drug (barbiturates)

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