How to Win a Drug Possession Case in BC

Written by Jerry Steele

Drug Charges

How to Win a Drug Possession Case in BC

Written by Jerry Steele

Drug Charges
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For more than 20 years, Steele Law has successfully guided individuals and business entities through the unique challenges posed by criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as prosecutions in state and federal courts nationwide.
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Even when it feels like there’s no possible way you can fight the drug possession charges against you, remember that there’s always hope. Once you call a great drug defence lawyer and begin building your case, you’ll often realize there are many avenues for success. 

Winning Drug Possession Cases in BC

Today, we’ll discuss some of the drug possession defences that have helped Jerry Steele’s clients win their past cases or at least reduce their charges. 

Insufficient Evidence

One of the most effective ways to win a drug possession case is to prove that there isn’t enough evidence against you. The Crown counsel must provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you had illegal drugs, which means they need solid evidence such as eyewitness accounts, surveillance footage, or lab tests confirming the substance was indeed illegal drugs. If their evidence is lacking or weak, your lawyer may argue for the charges to be dropped due to insufficient evidence. 

Unlawful Search and Seizure

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects citizens against unreasonable search and seizure by law enforcement. If you believe the police violated your rights during their search and seizure process, your defence lawyer can challenge the legality of the search and seizure, potentially resulting in the evidence being deemed inadmissible. This can significantly weaken the counsel’ case against you. 


Entrapment is when law enforcement officers induce someone to commit a crime they wouldn’t have done otherwise. If this happened to you, it could be grounds for dismissal of your drug possession charges. However, entrapment can be challenging to prove, and it’s essential to have a skilled drug possession lawyer on your side. 

Medical Purpose

Your charges may be dismissed or reduced if you have a medical prescription for the drugs in question. Even if you didn’t possess them legally at the time of arrest, having a valid reason for possessing the drugs can help to argue for a lesser sentence or dismissal of the charges. 

In Summary: Call Jerry Steele to Fight Your Drug Charges

Let Jerry Steele walk you through the legal system and ensure you have competent legal representation to give you a chance at winning your case. Drug possession charges can have serious consequences—don’t plead guilty until you talk to a criminal defence lawyer.