Calvin Barry Professional Corporation

Your Toronto Drug Offence Defence Lawyer

We Will Defend Your Drug Related Allegations and Fight for Your Rights.

If you are charged with a drug related offence do not plead guilty before you consult with one of our lawyers. We understand that all criminal allegations are serious to the person charged, and at Calvin Barry Professional Corporation, we have successfully defended numerous types of drug offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Our firm will raise every possible and realistic defence at your disposal.


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Fighting hard for your case should be your priority when charged with a drug-related offence, because a conviction means a mark on your life by way of a criminal record.


It is vitally important that you set yourself for the best defence possible by hiring an experienced criminal defence lawyer like Calvin Barry. 

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So You’ve Been Arrested for Drug Possession and/or Trafficking

Our Drug-Related Offence Defence

At Calvin Barry Law, We Fight for Your Rights.

Our firm routinely submits Charter of Rights applications to exclude evidence based on arbitrary stops and illegal searches. Every drug case entails its own particular array of possible defences, and all the issues will be raised by our experienced lawyers during trial. Calvin Barry and his team have the experience and resources to identify viable defences and Charter of Rights challenges available in a particular case. Some of the charges that we frequently defend against include:


Drug possession: Having even a small amount of an illegal substance on your person, in your home or in your car during a traffic stop can result in these charges.


Drug trafficking: Distribution of drugs, even on a relatively small scale, can result in drug trafficking charges.


Drug production and illegal marijuana grow-ops: cultivation of marijuana or manufacture of any other drug can lead to these charges.


Drug importing: these serious charges involve transporting drugs from one country to another. People at all levels of a drug importation operation can face these charges, although it is often the middle man or the low level “drug mule” who is caught crossing a border and arrested.


The penalties associated with convictions for drug offences vary depending on the severity of the offence, but even convictions for relatively minor offences can result in a criminal record that could impact employment prospects and more.


Major drug offence convictions can result in lengthy periods of jail time. At Calvin Barry Professional Corporation, we have the resources needed to defend you regardless of the severity of the drug charge you are facing.

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Chris Larsen Cleared as a Suspect in Homophobic Attack

Ottawa Redblacks Lineman Chris Larsen has been cleared as a suspect: “he’s not a person of interest,” said Larsen’s lawyer Calvin Barry on Tuesday. “At most, he’ll may be a witness when they get the people that did do what occurred.”

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The Calvin Barry Criminal Law Award – 2021 Recipients

The Calvin Barry Criminal Law Award is awarded to a 2L student at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay who achieves the highest mark in the Criminal Law course in the previous academic year. If two or more students achieve the same mark, the award will be shared equally.

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FAQ for Charges of Drug Possession in Ontario

The Crown Attorney must prove that the item in question involved in a drug possession case is indeed an illegal drug according to the definition set by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Without a medical exemption, the following drugs are illegal to possess in Canada: cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy, GHB, heroin, ketamine, LSD, magic mushrooms, opium and more.

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Contact Calvin Barry Today.

Calvin Barry is an experienced criminal defence lawyer in Toronto with more than 30 years of expertise navigating the law.


Calvin Barry Law serves clients in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and nearby areas in Ontario.