Drug Offences

Drug-related offences include charges such as the possession, manufacture and cultivation of substances, along with the supply and trafficking of illegal drugs.  

The penalties for these types of offences in NSW are largely dependent on the quantity and type of drug associated with the charge. The penalties range from a section 10 dismissal of charges to lengthy imprisonment terms. There are also various types of rehabilitation-focussed sentencing options available to the Court, such as the Magistrate's Early Referral Into Treatment Program (MERIT). Where the offence is considered less serious, for example an offence of possession of a very small amount of cannabis, penalties such as fines and cautions are available at the discretion of police.

What to do if you've been charged

If you have been charged with a drug-related offence, we recommend that you seek the advice of an expert criminal lawyer as soon as possible. There are various defences available that you may be able to utilise to fight your drug-related charge. Blair Criminal Lawyers are experts in defending drug-related charges, and can recommend the best course of action for your circumstances. We have a proven track record of successfully achieving reduced sentences and section 10s.

We also recommend that, before seeking legal advice, you:

  • exercise your right to silence
  • do not agree to a search of any kind
  • do not give an interview
  • do not give a statement
  • do not sign anything
  • do not go on video camera at any time
  • do not agree to a forensic procedure
  • do not agree to a lineup

You can call Blair Criminal Lawyers anytime on 02 9267 6255. We understand that you may have been charged after hours and need advice right away. We have expert lawyers available to help you at all hours.

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