If you are found guilty of a drug offence, the Courts may impose a heavy fine or even a period of imprisonment, depending on the circumstances and your previous criminal record. That’s why you should immediately seek legal advice from an experienced drug defence lawyer if you have been charged with any drug-related offence.
Our team of criminal lawyers have been defending clients charged with drug offences for more than 38 years and have the experience and proven expertise to achieve the best possible outcome.
In NSW, the offence of possessing a prohibited drug carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment. Prohibited drugs include cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and a range other lesser-known illicit substances.
The most common drug-related offences include, but are not limited to:
- Possess prohibited drug
- Supply prohibited drug
- Drive under the influence of drugs
- Drive vehicle with illicit drug present in blood
- Manufacture and production of prohibited drug
- Supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis
- Cultivate prohibited plant
- Import or export a border-controlled drug or plant
- Intentional import of prohibited Tier 1 goods
The table below summaries how drug offences are classified:
|Small quantity||Trafficable quantity||Indictable quantity||Commercial Quantity|
|Cannabis||30 grams||300 grams||1000 grams||25kg|
|Ecstasy||0.8 grams||3 grams||5 grams||250 grams|
|Cocaine/ Heroin/ Amphetamine||1 gram||3 grams||5 grams||250 grams|
Our experienced team will work hard to have your charges reduced or withdrawn – saving you time, money and the stress of going to trial. And if there is no option but to go to trial, your lawyer will represent you to the best of their ability, leaving no stone unturned in their quest to reduce the charges or have them withdrawn in Court.
So, whether you have been caught in possession of a small amount of an illegal substance for personal use or charged with a more serious drug offence, such as commercial drug importation or supply, call Conditsis Lawyers Newcastle on 02 4058 5844 to book your free, no obligation consultation without delay