Sydney Drug Lawyers  | Drug Offences

Our experienced Sydney Drug Lawyers have achieved numerous brilliant results in various Drug Cases around New South Wales and are widely considered to be the top Sydney Criminal Lawyers when dealing with drug offences. 

 

Our Criminal Law specialists have achieved various Conditional Release Orders with Non-Convictions, also known as Section 10 dismissals, various acquittals and findings of Not Guilty for clients charged with Large Importation of Drugs, Supply of Prohibited Drugs and Possession of Prohibited Drug Offences. 

 

Our Lawyers fight vigorously to protect your rights and ensure you are taken care of. Contact us today to discuss your matter and organise a no-obligation first conference with one of our lawyers.

Drug Defence Lawyers

Our top Criminal Lawyers in Sydney have dealt with numerous clients charged with drug-related matters including a Possess Prohibited Drug Offence from a festival or dance party, to Large Commercial Drug Supply and even large Drug Importation cases.

Drug Possession – Criminal Lawyers in Sydney for Drug Possession in NSW | Offence under Section 10 (1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985

 

If you are charged with Drug Possession, a NSW Court can impose a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and/or a maximum fine $2,200 as punishment. 

 

It is not a minor offence, but fortunately, our team comprise some of the best Sydney Criminal Lawyers and Sydney Drug Lawyers to ensure you have the best prosects of receiving a Conditional Release Order without Conviction, or a ‘Section 10 dismissal’ if you wish to plead guilty. 

 

I have been charged with Drug Possession, what can I do?
 

You can contact our Criminal Lawyers in Sydney to arrange a Free First Conference and discuss our Fixed Fee options cases in NSW Courts.

 

What is an offence of Possess Prohibited Drug?

 

Drug Possession is an offence under Section 10 (1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act. 

 

It carried a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and/or a fine up to $2,200.

With our Sydney Drug Lawyers, you can avoid a criminal record or a fine if the result you receive is a Section 10 Dismissal or Non-Conviction Conditional Release Order.
 

What is the punishment for Possessing Prohibited Drugs ? 

 

The maximum penalty that NSW Court can impose for this Offence 2 years in prison and/or a fine up to $2,200.


The Court can also deal with your matter by imposing: 

  • a Fine; 

  • Section 10 Dismissal; 

  • Conditional Release Order (Without Conviction)

  • Conditional Release Order (With Conviction) 

  • Community Correction Order (Good Behaviour Bond); 

  • Intensive Correction Order (Term of Imprisonment served in the community);

  • Full-Time Imprisonment (Gaol) 

 

However, with a specialist Sydney Drug Lawyer, you can avoid the more serious penalties and ensure the full leniency of the NSW Court is given to you at Sentence. 

 

What is a Defence to Possess Prohibited Drug?

 

There are Defences available to an offence of Possess Prohibited Drug and you should consult your Sydney Drug Lawyer as soon as possible to explore these. 

Defences include: 

 

  • No knowledge that you had possession of the Drug; 

  • Police conducted an illegal search when the drugs were located ‘an illegal search’

  • There was ‘mutual use’ of a location where the Drugs were found and you did not have ‘exclusive possession’ such as the drugs being found at a friend’s property or shared gym locker or hire car, etc.

Drug Supply – Criminal Lawyers in Sydney for Drug Supply in NSW | Offence under Section 25 of the  Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985

What is an Offence of Drug Supply or Supplying Prohibited Drugs?

 

Drug Supply is an offence under Section 25 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. Supplying drugs includes selling drugs for money or some other benefit, giving drugs to friends/others for which they have paid or giving drugs away for free. 

 

Some of the most common prohibited drugs are:

 

  1. Cannabis; 

  2. ICE; 

  3. MDMA (or ‘ecstasy’)

  4. Cocaine; and/or 

  5. Heroin

 

Can I go to Jail (gaol) for Drug Supply? 

 

Yes, the maximum penalties for the supply of drugs all involve a term imprisonment as a punishment for the supply of drugs. However, with the right Specialist Sydney Drug Lawyers, you can ensure you have every prospect of avoiding prison. 

 

It is important if you are found guilty or plead guilty to this offence, that perfect Defence Case on Sentence is prepared to avoid prison time. 

The Court can also deal with your matter by imposing: 

 

  • a Fine; 

  • Section 10 Dismissal; 

  • Conditional Release Order (Without Conviction)

  • Conditional Release Order (With Conviction) 

  • Community Correction Order (Good Behaviour Bond); 

  • Intensive Correction Order (Term of Imprisonment served in the community);

 

What are the Defences to Supply Prohibited Drug or Deemed Supply of a Prohibited Drug? 

 

Defences to Supplying a Prohibited Drug include: 

 

  • Lack of knowledge – the prosecution must show that you had knowledge of the amount of drugs found on you, in your vehicle or premises to establish an offence of Supply. 

  • Personal Use – a statutory defence of ‘personal use’ can be raised if you are charged under the ‘deemed supply’ provisions which does not involve you supplying drugs to other but rather found with a large amount of drugs on you. If you run this defence, you can still be found guilty of the lesser charge of Possess Prohibited Drug. 

  • Duress – as a result of being the subject of a threat of death or serious injury and there was no legal avenue to overcome this threat with your conduct being a “reasonable response” to the threat. 

  • Necessity; 

  • Temporary Possession ‘Carey Defence’ – in circumstances where you were holding the drug temporarily for another person. (you can still be found guilty of the lesser charge of Possess Prohibited Drug). 

 

All the above defences are complex and depend very much on your particular facts. Contact your recognised Sydney Drug Lawyer today for a Free Initial Consultation and ask about our Fixed Fee Service.