Drug Offences

This section includes maximum penalties and sentencing considerations for drug offences including possessing, supplying, trafficking and importing prohibited drugs as well as drug driving offences. It also explains the likely penalties for some of the more common first drug offences.

If you have been charged with a drug offence, particularly in relation to a small amount of a drug which you intended for personal use, you should obtain legal advice and/or representation at an early stage to maximise your chance of avoiding a conviction against your name.

Please select an offence from the list below for more information.



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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