Individuals convicted of trafficking in a controlled drug (marijuana or cocaine) ordinarily receive jail sentences. “Conditional sentences” (a sentence of custody served in the community under some form of house arrest) are not uncommon. In the case of marijuana, there is a trend away from the imposition of custodial sentences for low level traffickers. Individuals who traffic in street-level amounts of cocaine will ordinarily receive custodial sentences of between four to six months upon their first conviction. Sentences increase as the numbers of convictions grow.
At Kostman and Pyzer, Barristers, we have defended thousands of drug cases of every kind, from minor to very serious. If you or any member of your family is charged with any drug offence, get the legal advice you need to make an informed decision by contacting a Toronto criminal lawyer from Kostman&Pyzer. Although there may be some inconvenience and expense involved, the next time that you are stopped at an international border, you will be glad that you called us!