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If you have been arrested for buying drugs, dealing drugs, drug charges, or drug importing then you need a drug defence lawyer.
Our drug defence lawyers can advise you on every aspect of criminal prosecution for any type of drug matter including the penalties, arrest process, legality of search, use of sniffer dogs, your civil rights and your legal rights. In fact it was a decision involving this firm’s representation of a client involving a sniffer dog that resulted in the legislation being changed to restrict police randomly using dogs.
The most common charge is for drug possession, however other offences include getting caught driving with drugs, failing drug swab testing or the saliva drug test which is a relatively new drug rbt.
All drug offences potentially carry a gaol sentence. Usually though, it is people caught with drugs other than for their personal use that will find themselves in serious trouble. The Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act sets out the penalties for all State drug offences including personal possession and supply of small quantity, trafficable quantity, indictable quantity, commercial quantity and large commercial quantity of the many different types of drugs.
New drug testing laws for drivers involve the use of saliva drug testing essentially to detect if the driver is a recent drug user, whether or not if affects their operation of a motor car.
Drug importation and drug manufacture are receiving a lot of media attention. Ecstasy for example is a drug that is imported into Australia as well as made locally in clandestine laboratories where quantities of chemicals are mixed, heated and extracted to produce an illegal drug.
Undercover police ‘legally’ buy and sell illegal drugs in order to catch drug suppliers (if authorized by a controlled operation) sometimes using marked money. Police use technology that includes listening devices, telephone intercepts, bugs or bugging devices, electronic surveillance, and physical surveillance to track down suppliers.
People caught in possession of drugs or drug dealing may also find their property the subject of assets forfeiture orders, property restraint orders and the like under the Criminal Assets Recovery Act. You do not have to be convicted or even charged with a criminal offence to fall within this legislation.
The bottom line is that if you are in trouble for a drug offence, you need the expertise of one of our drug defence lawyers and their expertise to assist you. We are available to assist 24 hours a day by dialing 1300NOTGUILTY.