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Drug Offences

In New South Wales, drug offences are regulated by the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. These offences include possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and cultivation of illegal drugs. The severity of these offenses is categorized based on facts such as the type and quantity of drugs involved.

Examples and their maximum penalties include:

  • Possession offences: having illegal drugs in your possession without a valid prescription. The type and quantity of the drug can affect the severity of the offence. The maximum penalty for a possession offence in NSW is two years imprisonment.
  • Trafficking offences: the sale, transportation or distribution of illegal drugs. The maximum penalty for a trafficking offence in NSW is life imprisonment.
  • Manufacturing and cultivation offences: manufacturing prohibited drugs by production or synthesis or growing plants. The maximum penalty for a manufacturing or cultivation offence is life imprisonment.
  • Supply offences:providing illegal drugs to others, whether for payment or not. The maximum penalty for a supply offence is 10 years imprisonment.
  • Importation offences:importing a commercial quantity. The maximum penalty for an importation offence is life imprisonment.

It is important to understand that these are the maximum penalties and sentences can vary based on the circumstances. It is crucial to seek legal advice if you have been charged with a drug offence. Call Michelle today on 0414 812 182.

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Home » Drug Offences

Drug Offences

In New South Wales, drug offences are regulated by the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. These offences include possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and cultivation of illegal drugs. The severity of these offenses is categorized based on facts such as the type and quantity of drugs involved.

Examples and their maximum penalties include:

  • Possession offences: having illegal drugs in your possession without a valid prescription. The type and quantity of the drug can affect the severity of the offence. The maximum penalty for a possession offence in NSW is two years imprisonment.
  • Trafficking offences: the sale, transportation or distribution of illegal drugs. The maximum penalty for a trafficking offence in NSW is life imprisonment.
  • Manufacturing and cultivation offences: manufacturing prohibited drugs by production or synthesis or growing plants. The maximum penalty for a manufacturing or cultivation offence is life imprisonment.
  • Supply offences:providing illegal drugs to others, whether for payment or not. The maximum penalty for a supply offence is 10 years imprisonment.
  • Importation offences:importing a commercial quantity. The maximum penalty for an importation offence is life imprisonment.

It is important to understand that these are the maximum penalties and sentences can vary based on the circumstances. It is crucial to seek legal advice if you have been charged with a drug offence. Call Michelle today on 0414 812 182.

ENQUIRE CONSULTATION

For all enquiries, please contact us on the form below.

Please complete all fields marked with *

OR CALL 0414 812 182