Drug Possession

Don’t make two mistakes. Seek the help of Auslex today.

A drug charge can be a serious offence. It can affect your livelihood and your personal relationships.

It is important to get the best criminal law advice in your case.

It is an offence in NSW to be in possession of an illicit substance. An illicit substance includes drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, MDMA, ice and cannabis /marijuana.

If you have been found in possession of a prohibited drug and wish to plead guilty, the criminal defence lawyers at Auslex can help you try and avoid a conviction. The experienced lawyers at Auslex have a 99% success rate in obtaining their client’s a “section 10” in drug possession offences. This is a result that means no conviction is recorded and means a person avoids having a criminal record for the offence.

Supplying prohibited drugs is an offence which carries a penalty of 10 years imprisonment. It is also an offence to knowingly taking part in the supply of prohibited drugs. If a person knowingly takes part in the supply of drugs, such as driving another person too and from drug deals, or assisting with packaging and preparing the drugs, they can also be found guilty of the offence, even if they were not involved in the actual drug deal. To “supply” a drug includes not just selling the substance, but other things such as sending, forwarding or delivering the drug.

NSW also recognises an offence of “deemed supply.” If a person has in there possession a large amount of drugs, (which is an amount of a prohibited drug which is not less than the traffickable quantity) they are deemed to have the prohibited drug in their possession for supply. There are ways to defend deemed supply charges, including by showing that the person had the prohibited drug in their possession otherwise than for supply, such as for personal use.

The cultivation of prohibited plants is also an offence in NSW. This is an offence where a person has grown their own prohibited plant, such as majuiana. The penalties that the court can impose will depend on the amount of plants being cultivated, but in serious cases can lead to the court imposing lengthy jail sentences.

If there is a dispute about the substances in question, we can assist by seeking forensic testing of the alleged drug. The expert criminal lawyers at Auslex have successfully defended criminal charges after forensic testing determined the substances where in fact not illicit substances. Don’t risk not getting the best scientific and forensic advise in your criminal case.

The criminal law defence team at Auslex has vast experience with drug offences. We can explore all your options to get charges downgraded, or to fight the charges at a defended hearing.

The lawyers at Auslex are solicitors and barristers. We offer the services of expert criminal defence lawyers who can fight to get the best result in your case.

Auslex regularly appears in all criminal jurisdictions, from the Supreme Court, District Court and Local Court. We regularly appear in all court registries including Sydney and the Downing Centre, Sutherland, Liverpool, Bankstown, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Albion Park, Kiama and Nowra.

We take the time to advise you of your rights and take the stress out of your court case. You don’t have to face criminal charges alone.

Don’t risk your future. Our experienced criminal lawyers can provide you with the help you need to get the best possible result in your criminal case.

We’d love to meet and talk to you.

Adam Bye
Accredited Specialist
Family Lawyer

Adam Bye is an experienced legal practitioner. An advocate who specialises in all forms of court work.

Adam is an experienced and respected criminal defence lawyer. He is ready to fight for your rights.

Hannah Little

Hannah is a keen and ambitious solicitor who has experience assisting in criminal law matters in NSW and Victoria.

She has a strong interest in criminal law and enjoys being able to help people navigate the law and get their lives back on track.

Tiffany Nguyen
Business Consultant
Tiffany has been involved in running her own company in business consulting for more than 15 years. She has decades of experience in working as a business operations and general manager for law firms.