Toronto Drug Importing Lawyer
Drug importation charges can result in considerable jail time, probation, reputational damage, and a criminal record, all of which can make it difficult for you to travel and find work. With that being said, drug importation cases can be won under the right circumstances. Karapancev Law is uniquely qualified to investigate the facts of your case and mount a tactical defence. We are a law firm with offices in Toronto and Mississauga, and we are ready to defend clients all throughout Ontario.
There are multiple border crossings between Ontario and the United States, as well as Toronto Pearson Airport, an international destination for drug importation. Canadian law enforcement officials are committed to stopping the flow of illegal substances into the country via the US border, airports, and international shipping.
Because Pearson Airport is the largest airport in Ontario, many drug importation cases originate there. The Brampton courthouse deals with nearly all drug importation cases stemming from the airport. We have experience defending such cases before Judges and Juries.
The following are the most commonly imported controlled substances entering Canada:
The Law on Drug Importation
If found guilty of drug importation, sentences can range from a non-custodial to a potential life sentence, depending on the type of substance. The term “import” refers to the act of bringing or causing items to be brought into the country, and the crime is committed when the materials enter the country. Proof of actual knowledge, or willful blindness (i.e., turning a blind eye), is required for the offence.
Wiretaps, confidential informants, and Charter issues relating to the law on search and seizure are common features of drug importation cases. It is critical to have a highly qualified defence lawyer on your side due to the complexity of the case. Alex Karapancev has expertise in representing people accused of drug importation and is dedicated to providing a strong defence.
We will give your case the attention it deserves, whether you were driving across the border with a personal stash of marijuana or were caught carrying a large quantity of drugs through international mail. We are relentless in defending our clients while also being meticulous and strategic in our preparation.
If you are detained for a drug offence while entering Canada via land border, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will charge you in Canada and seize your car and drugs as part of a trafficking bust. Alex Karapancev has spent his entire career working in the Canadian criminal justice system, and he can give you the powerful, sophisticated defence that drug importation allegations require.
A Powerful Defence
Alex Karapancev defends clients accused of international drug trafficking and large-scale distribution of illegal narcotics like methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and prescription pharmaceuticals, including steroids and benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax, Valium). He has created effective defence strategies to fight drug importation and exportation cases, as well as drug trafficking and possession charges, by working carefully with clients in need of a sophisticated defence.
If a drug shipment has been intercepted by the Canadian Border Services Agency or another police agency by vehicle, truck, tractor-trailer, or plane, you will be best served by a lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of drug trafficking law and a track record of successfully defending such cases. Alex Karapancev has extensive experience representing individuals charged with drug importation and exportation in Toronto, Brampton, Windsor, and all across Ontario.