Drug Offence Lawyers

Our Criminal Defence Lawyers in Sydney will advocate for you and put your best case forward. We are able to appear at all Local and District courts in Sydney for all drug-related cases. Call us now! 

Drug Possession Lawyers Sydney

Have you recently been charged with a criminal drug offence? If you’re in need of representation or you’re not sure what your next steps are, speak to the experienced team of Sydney drug lawyers at Powerhouse Law. 

Our team of Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers approach each drug matter with a winning attitude and aims to get the best possible result. We have assisted hundreds of clients with the best lawyer for drug charges defending them for drug possession, drug supply, drug manufacture or importation charges at all courts, ranging from Sydney Downing Centre, Central City, Newtown, Waverly, Burwood, Bankstown, Parramatta, Blacktown, Fairfield, Penrith, Katoomba and more. 

 

Drug Driving Lawyers Sydney

We want to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and are highly experienced at helping clients avoid criminal convictions with our Sydney drug driving lawyers experts in drug possession, drug driving or drug supply criminal charges. 

Don’t Get Convicted of Drug Possession! 

The chances of obtaining a Section 10 (no conviction) or a Conditional Release Order (no conviction) can be increased by getting one of our highly experienced lawyers, who have achieved these results before. 

Our team of drug offence lawyers offer each client: 

– Expert legal advice, 

– Best options, 

– Competitive legal fees, 

– Strategies and proper preparation, 

– High-quality court representation, 

– A specialist team of Sydney criminal solicitors & barristers

– Rehabilitation services 

We dedicate our hard work towards getting you the best possible result for your drug possession or supply matter in court, such as a Section 10 non-conviction, charges withdrawn and dismissed, a small fine or good behaviour bond. In more serious cases, our efforts are targeted at fighting the case to receive a verdict of not guilty. 

Possession of Prohibited Drugs 

Charge:
Possess prohibited drugs Section 10(1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 

Brief description:
A person who has a prohibited drug in his or her possession is guilty of an offence 

Maximum penalty:
Local Court: 2 years imprisonment and/or $2200.00 

Definitions:
Possession – To intentionally have the substance in your physical custody or control to the exclusion of any other person. If joint possession is alleged, then the definition is extended to include ‘together with some other person acting jointly with them in the possessing the substance. Prohibited drugs are listed in the Schedule under the Act. See the table below for common prohibited drugs. 

Examples: 

– Having a small quantity of cannabis in your pocket 

– The finding of a number of drugs in your vehicle or house belonging to you 

 

Quantities of Common Prohibited Drugs

 

Drug Type  Small
Quantity 
Traffickable Quantity  Indictable Quantity  Commercial Quantity  Large Commercial Quantity 
Amphetamine
(such as “Ice”) 
1 gram  3 grams  5 grams  250 grams  1 kg 
Cannabis Leaf  30 grams  300 grams  1 kg  25 kg  100 kg 
Cocaine  1 gram  3 grams  5 grams  250 grams  1 kg 
Heroin  1 gram  3 grams  5 grams  250 grams  1 kg 
Ecstasy
(MDMA) 
0.25 grams  0.75 grams  1.25 grams  125 grams  0.5 kg 

Click here to see the full list of prohibited drugs. 

 

Supply Prohibited Drugs 

Supply Charge  Maximum Penalty
Local Court 
Maximum Penalty District Court 
Supply prohibited drug – less than or equal to the small quantity  2 years imprisonment and/or fine of $5500.00  10 years imprisonment and/or fine of $220,000 
Supply prohibited drug greater than indictable quantity  Some drugs can be finalised in Local Court  15 years imprisonment and/or fine of $220,000 
Take part in supply of a prohibited drug more than small quantity but less than indictable  2 years imprisonment and/or fine of $11,000.00  10 years imprisonment and/or fine of $220,000 
Take part supply prohibited drug greater than indictable quantity  Some drugs can be finalised in Local Court  15 years imprisonment and/or fine of $220,000 

 

Section:
Section 25(1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 

 

Drug Trafficking Lawyers Sydney

Definitions:
The definition of “supply” is very wide and includes: 

– sell and distribute, 

– agreeing to supply, 

– offering to supply, 

– keeping or having in possession for supply, 

– sending, forwarding, delivering or receiving for supply, 

– authorising, directing, causing, suffering, permitting or attempting any of those acts or things. 

The penalties for supplying prohibited drugs will vary depending on the type and quantity of the drug and how the supply is alleged to have occurred. If you are charged with any of the above contact our drug trafficking lawyers today! 

 

Your Options are drug possession, supply & other criminal offences 

 If you are facing criminal charges, we strongly recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible in order to fully understand what your options are. 

 

Plead Not Guilty and Defend the Charge in Court 

This option allows your criminal lawyer to have access to all the police evidence against you and to cross-examine the witnesses in court. However, this process is complicated and requires extensive preparation, research and clever advocacy by your lawyer in court. Contact us now on 1800 100 529 to book an experienced defence lawyer to prepare and fight for your case in court. The available defences are: 

– Dispute the ownership and/or knowledge of the drugs 

– Dispute the search of the property by police 

– Dispute the actual drug 

– Dispute the purpose and the possession of the drugs 

 

Plead Guilty 

This option is shorter, cheaper and allows your lawyer to show the court that you have taken responsibility for your actions and is remorseful for what has happened. Contact us now on 1800 100 529 to book an experienced defence lawyer to prepare your sentence hearing and get the best possible result for you

Our team always offers non-judgmental assistance and will do our utmost to assist you in all matters of criminal law. We aim to provide our clients with the best possible legal outcome to their situation. 

 

How to Beat Drug Possession Charges 

If you have been charged with drug possession, NSW, like all states has its specific laws that could see you receiving penalties ranging from imprisonment, good behaviour bonds, and fines, to guilty pleas without a conviction being recorded. 

Having the right defence can be the difference between no conviction, or gaol time and walking free with lesser charges, or avoiding a criminal record altogether.  

 

FAQS on how to defend a drug possession offence  

1. The search by police was illegal  

Usually, a case can be thrown out if it is found that police searched you or your premises without a reasonable cause or suspicion. This involved an examination of the police conduct, their thought process and the surrounding circumstances of the stop and search. It includes the conduct of any sniffer dogs or the person allegedly in possession of the drugs. 

2. No knowledge of the drugs  

It is possible to defend that case based on your lack of knowledge that the drugs were present on you or in your vehicle or promises. This means you were unaware of its existence. 

3. They were found in a common area  

For example, if the drugs were found on shared premises or in the boot of a hire car, you could argue by law that they belong to another person and you have no possession over it.  

4. Holding the drugs under duress  

It is a defence in NSW if your safety is put at risk through a serious threat made to you if you did not hold the drugs.  

5. The type and quantity found  

The prosecution has the onus to show that the substance found is actually a prohibited drug. If they fail to do this, then you should win the case.

Don’t delay getting legal assistance. We are conveniently located in order to assist clients across Sydney and throughout NSW. You can reach our team by calling us directly on 1800 100 529 or by our online enquiry form on our website. We are available 24/7 for emergency legal services. 

Contact the Best  Lawyers for Drug Charges today

Don’t delay getting legal assistance as the best case is one that has been well-prepared for. If you would like to learn more about how our team of drug lawyers can assist you with your offence, please get in touch with us today. Based in Parramatta, we are conveniently located in order to assist clients all across Sydney, Campbelltown and throughout NSW. You can reach our team by calling us directly on 1800 100 529 or by filling in our online enquiry form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 for emergency legal services.