Possession

Possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy and GHB even in small amounts is a serious criminal offence that can lead to the humiliation of a criminal conviction for drug possession. In British Columbia, all charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act are vigorously prosecuted by the federal government. A lawyer at Mickelson & Whysall will assemble a powerful defence to help you avoid the embarrassment of a conviction for drug possession.

Simple Possession

A conviction for simple possession of cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, or GHB can have a significant impact on one’s ability to travel as well as future career opportunities. Hiring an experienced drug defence lawyer is the best way to avoid the stigma of a drug conviction. Brian Mickelson, Joel Whysall and Cathryn Waker are experienced drug defence lawyers who have successfully represented clients with possession charges as well as more serious charges such as possession for the purpose of trafficking and production.

They will carefully prepare arguments regarding the sufficiency of the evidence as well as submission regarding the admissibility of the evidence. Common defences employed by the successful lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall include application to exclude the seized drugs because of an unlawful search and seizure. In addition, the lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall have also obtained acquittals by demonstrating that the evidence of possession is insufficient to pass the threshold of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.