This article was written by Michelle Makela - Legal Practice Director

Michelle has over 15 years experience in the legal industry, working across commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning.  Michelle has been involved in all practice areas of the firm and in her personal practice has had experience in litigation at all levels (state and federal industrial tribunals, the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, Federal...

Drug Offences


In the ACT, drug offences are regulated by two pieces of legislation: the Criminal Code 2002 and the Drugs of Dependence Act. These offences range from minor possession matters, which may be dealt with by a Simple Cannabis Offence Notice to large commercial trafficking matters.

The following pages have been designed to inform you on the different types of charges relating to prohibited substances and penalties available to the Court.

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If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.

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