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.
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: