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Drug Possession Lawyers

Platinum Lawyers Pty Ltd are no strangers to crimes that involve drugs. We have the experience and knowledge to assist you with your drug related matter. Whether or not it involves possession, supply, or drive vehicle with illicit drug present in blood, one of our criminal defence lawyers from Platinum Lawyers Pty Ltd can assist you.

Possess prohibited drug

Section 10 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW), states that: “a person who has a prohibited drug in his or her possession is guilty of an offence”.

In order to be convicted of this offence, the Prosecution must prove the following elements beyond reasonable doubt:

  1. That you had a prohibited drug in your possession; and
  2. You knew it was in your possession, or you knew of its likely existence and nature; or you believed that it was a drug; and
  3. The prohibited drug was in fact, a prohibited drug.

If you have been charged with “possess prohibited drugs”, our Criminal Defence Lawyers at Platinum Lawyers can provide you with advice about any available defences and how you can avoid a criminal conviction.

Supply prohibited drug

Did you know that the offence of “supply prohibited drug” carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment?

Section 25 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) states that “a person who supplies, or who knowingly takes part in the supply of, a prohibited drug, is guilty of an offence”.

In order to be convicted of this offence, the Prosecution must prove the following elements beyond reasonable doubt:

  1. That you are engaged in supplying a prohibited drug; and
  2. That you knew of its likely existence and nature; or you believed that it was a drug; and
  3. The prohibited drug was in fact, a prohibited drug.

It is often the case, that where police find you with a large quantity of drugs,  they will charge you with both “supply” and “possess”.

For an offence that carries such serious consequences, you need to make sure you have an experienced legal representative. We have represented clients in the Local Court and District Court who have faced similar charges and have had proven success.

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Drive vehicle with illicit drug present in blood

The NSW Roads and Maritime Services have announced a major crackdown for offences involving driving a vehicle with illicit drug present in blood. Similar to an RBT, roadside Mobile Drug Testing units will be more prevalent on NSW roads.

Any driver can be pulled over and asked to submit oral fluids to test for drugs. Cannabis, Speed/Ice and Ecstasy can all be detected in these types of tests.

Penalties for driving with illicit drug present in blood range from fines, licence disqualification and imprisonment.

If you have been charged with any drug related offences, call Platinum Lawyers on 8084 2764 to speak to one of our highly experienced criminal lawyers today. We can offer you preliminary advice over the phone and can arrange for a free initial consultation at our Sydney CBD or Parramatta office.

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