Drug Charges, Possession, Trafficking and Importing

David G. Bayliss guides his clients through the legal process and helps them understand their options. He has achieved success for many people facing charges for drug offences, including:

  • Possession
  • Trafficking
  • Importing
  • Drug production/cultivation, including marijuana grow-ops

As an experienced Toronto defence lawyer, devoted exclusively to criminal defence since 1984, David G. Bayliss is highly qualified to build strong defences for those facing very real and life-altering consequences.

Due to recent and anticipated changes federal law, the penalties for drug crimes have dramatically increased and will soon carry mandatory minimum jail sentences. These recent changes make obtaining effective legal representation more important than ever before. The new Cannabis Act imposes an entirely new regime for prosecution of crimes involving the use, sale and production of cannabis products.

Drug Possession

In Ontario, drug offences are broken into eight schedules, depending on the drug involved. The penalties for drug possession can vary according to amount and type of drug in question. Bayliss has a high success rate in the defence of drug possession and trafficking charges, including:

  • Marijuana/cannabis
  • Cocaine, including crack cocaine
  • Heroin, Ecstasy, methamphetamines, opium, codeine and morphine
  • Illegally obtained prescription drugs, Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Ketamine and steroids
  • Precursors (substances used in the manufacturing of drugs)

When it comes to drugs, there is a recognition that the police are highly motivated to make arrests, and Charter of Rights violations often occur. It is crucial to obtain an experienced Toronto defence attorney like David G. Bayliss who can recognize when your rights have been violated.

Defence LawyerDavid Bayliss saved my son from a criminal record, had the charges dropped, plus got all our money back that was taken by the police. Mr. Bayliss negotiated with the Crown and we did not have to go to court. Bayliss puts everything he has into defending his clients. We can’t thank him enough.”

Contact the criminal law firm of David G. Bayliss online or call 416.598.5250 to arrange a free initial consultation .