Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
Manufacture a Prohibited Drug
In NSW it is an offence to make or take part in the making of illegal drugs.
A person can be charged with this offence if they cook, prepare, produce or manufacture illegal drugs, or if they participate in any part of cooking, preparing, producing or manufacturing illegal drugs.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 15 years imprisonment or 2000 penalty units for all drugs except cannabis. If the drug is cannabis, the maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment or 2000 penalty units.
The Offence of Manufacture Prohibited Drug
The offence of Manufacture Prohibited Drug is contained in section 24(1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 and states:
A person who manufactures or produces, or who knowingly takes part in the manufacture or production of, a prohibited drug is guilty of an offence.
What Actions Might Constitute Manufacture Prohibited Drug?
Examples of Manufacture Prohibited Drug include:
- Cooking ice in a caravan;
- Going to your friend’s house and helping him out by operating the pill press;
- Buying pseudoephedrine from numerous news agencies and mixing it with other ingredients you’ve bought over time to make MDMA;
- Going online, finding a recipe or home kit to make your own ecstasy and making it at home; or
- Taking a cash in hand job to assist a person making heroin out of a makeshift drug lab in the middle of the bush.
What the Police Must Prove
To convict you of Manufacture Prohibited Drug the prosecution must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That either:
- you were manufacturing or producing prohibited drugs; OR
- you were aware of and took part in the manufacturing or producing prohibited drugs;
- The substance you manufactured, produced or assisted in manufacturing or producing was a prohibited drug.
Possible Defences for Manufacture Prohibited Drug
The common ways to defend this charge are:
- To argue that you did not manufacture or produce prohibited drugs or that you did not take part in manufacturing or producing prohibited drugs;
- To argue that, even though you did take part in the manufacturing or producing prohibited drugs, you did not knowingly do so;
- To argue that the substance manufactured or produced was not a prohibited drug; or
Which court will hear your matter?
The offence is an Indictable Offence and what court your matter will be heard in depends on the amount of the drug that was manufactured.
If the amount of the drug is less than the indictable quantity, then the matter can be finalised in the Local or the District Court.
If the amount of the drug is greater than the indictable quantity then the matter will be finalised in the District or Supreme Court.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
WHERE TO NEXT?
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
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