Thank you Armstrong Legal, the lawyers that have helped over the past 3 years but more importantly, thank you to Thomas Allen for the major part you and Mr Buckland played. Cannot thank you enough. Cheers.
Hi all. I would like to thank Ms Lisa Riley for all her help with my legal issues this past month. It was the most harrowing experience of my life and thanks to her expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the law, I came out almost unscathed. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa Riley and Armstrong Legal if you need help. The service is amazing and the cost was very minimal for the great outcome. Thank you Lisa for helping me in the most difficult time.
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My whole life I was thrown away, you made me feel like I did mean something. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Your compassion and love for your job is inspiring. Your upfront and honesty were muchly appreciated, you are a beautiful person. Thank you for not giving up on me and thank you for all the work you put in. I wish you all the best for the future and I will be recommending you to everyone I know. You're amazing!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for representing me on Monday, I was overjoyed & relieved with the outcome. I don’t think it could have gone any better. All the best, I hope you got to celebrate this one instead after work, you forever made a difference in my life.
I know I thanked you before we parted company but please allow me to reiterate in writing my sincere deepest thanks for defending me in court today. … Armstrong Legal certainly has a great Lawyer you are a credit to the company and I'm quite sure you will secure a very successful future! … My Kindest Regards and Thanks
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.
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Drug Possession QLD
In Queensland, possession of a dangerous drug carries a maximum penalty of 3 years’ imprisonment if dealt with in the Magistrate’s Court. More serious offences will be dealt with in the District or Supreme Court, and carry maximum penalties of between 15 and 25 years’ imprisonment, depending on the type and quantity of the drug.
The offence of Possessing a Dangerous Drug is contained in section 9 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, which states: A person who unlawfully has possession of a dangerous drug is guilty of a crime.
What actions might constitute possession of a dangerous drug?
There is a list of dangerous drugs set out in Schedules 1 and 2 of the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987.
The term “possess” is very broadly defined, in line with how the word is commonly used, including having dangerous drugs on your person, for example in your pocket. It also extends to having control of the drugs, such as having them in a car that you are driving or a bag that belongs to you.
What the police must prove
To convict you of possessing a dangerous drug, the prosecution must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
- you knowingly had in your possession;
- a dangerous drug;
- without lawful excuse.
Possession can include joint possession between multiple persons; having control over the drug, even if another person had physical custody of it; and having it in a car or house, or other place to which only you have access.
Possible Defences for Possess Dangerous Drug
Possible defences include an honest and reasonable mistake – that is, genuinely and reasonably believing that the drug was in fact not a dangerous drug, but some other, lawful item.
Which court will hear your matter?
This is determined by the type and quantity of the drug in question. Most minor offences involving small amounts of a drug will be heard by the Magistrates Court. More serious offences, involving large quantities, will be heard either in the District or Supreme Courts.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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