If you find yourself facing drug charges in Sydney or anywhere throughout NSW, you may be facing substantial penalties. If you have been charged, then you will need a good drug offence lawyer who knows the complex law surrounding narcotics and other prohibited substances who can defend you and minimize any penalty or even get you declared not guilty.
These Drug Offences could include:
- Drug possession Charges
- Drug trafficking charges
- Drug importation charges
- Drug supply charges
- Drug driving charges
- Drug manufacturing charges
Prohibited drugs can include:
- methamphetamines (ice)
- amphetamines (speed)
- ecstasy, a club drug
- GHB, another club drug
- marijuana / cannabis
- illegal use of steroids
And whatever else the government wants to designate as a prohibited substance.
If you have been arrested for drug crimes, one of our solicitors will be able to apply for bail on your behalf, so that you don’t spend any time more than necessary in jail.
If the case proceeds to trial, then our defence lawyers will be able to ensure that the correct charges have been placed against you, and that the police or prosecutor will have to prove any guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
If you are found guilty of the prohibited drug offence with which you have been charged, the magistrate or judge has available a number of penalty options. These include:
- a fine,
- a good behaviour bond,
- a community service order,
- suspended sentence,
- an intensive correction order (ICO)
- a prison sentence.
The court will look at all your circumstances of the case and your own personal circumstances before deciding which penalty is applicable. Even if you are found guilty of some charges involving illicit substances, it is possible that your lawyer may be able to convince the court to not record a conviction under Section 10.
A drug defence lawyer experienced in sentencing procedure and law will guide and help you during the proceedings and ensure that the court considers an outcome that serves both the interests of justice and you.
We have a considerable number of case studies of drug offences where we have acted successfully for clients in Sydney and throughout NSW.
If you have been charged with an offence of this nature and require help, call us on (02) 9261 4281 to arrange a free meeting with a criminal defence lawyer in our Sydney CBD offices.