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Drug Charges in New South Wales
Navigating drug charges can be daunting, but seeking prompt legal guidance is crucial. If you or someone you know faces drug-related accusations, contact McNally Jones Staff Criminal Lawyers for expert support.
Our experienced criminal lawyers, with over 46 years of expertise, can assist in building a robust defense and securing the best possible outcome.
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Drug convictions carry severe consequences that can impact various aspects of your life. Proactive engagement with our drug defense lawyers can significantly improve your chances of a favorable resolution. Contact McNally Jones Staff to schedule an appointment.
Understanding Drug Charges in NSW
New South Wales has a comprehensive set of drug offenses outlined in the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. These offenses fall into two categories: summary offenses (heard in Local Courts) and indictable offenses (heard in higher courts).
Summary offenses typically involve minor drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia. Indictable offenses involve more serious offenses like drug supply, manufacture, and importation.
Additionally, the Crimes Act 1900 addresses drug offenses related to influencing others. These include acts like procuring a person for prostitution using drugs and administering drugs to a woman to induce miscarriage.
Drug Offense Examples
- Possession of Prohibited Substances: Prosecution must establish physical and mental possession of an illegal substance. Penalties may include imprisonment and fines.
- Manufacture and Production of Prohibited Drugs: Involvement in the creation of illegal substances can result in imprisonment and fines.
- Supply of Prohibited Drugs: Providing or distributing illegal drugs may lead to imprisonment and fines.
- Importation of Prohibited Drugs: Bringing illegal substances into the country can attract severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines.
Assessing Offense Severity
The quantity of the prohibited substance plays a significant role in determining the severity of the offense and the applicable penalties. Penalties can range from imprisonment and fines to life imprisonment in extreme cases.
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