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 Trafficking QLD
Trafficking in dangerous drugs, sometimes simply called “trafficking”, is perhaps the most serious drug offence in Queensland and it is punishable by up to 25 years imprisonment (depending on the type of drug which is trafficked).
It is most common for people convicted of “trafficking” to be sentenced to a term of full-time custody, even for a first offence. If you are convicted and sent to jail for trafficking, you will likely be required to serve 80% of your sentence in prison before you can be considered for parole. If you or a family member has been charged with drug trafficking, it is essential that you obtain legal representation as soon as possible.
The Offence of Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs
The offence of Trafficking is created by section 5 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 which says:
“A person who carries on the business of unlawfully trafficking in a dangerous drug is guilty of a crime. Maximum penalty—
- if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987, schedule 1-25 years imprisonment; or
- if the dangerous drug is a thing specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987, schedule 2-20 years imprisonment.”
Trafficking encompasses all actions connected with the commercial trade of a relevant drug. It is not necessary that a commercial drug enterprise be of a particular size to constitute trafficking, though small-scale trade or simply buying and selling between individuals might result in a charge of possessing or supplying a dangerous drug instead.
Should I Participate in a Recorded Interview with Police if They are Investigating me for Drug Trafficking?
Generally, solicitors will advise you against participating in an interview with police while you under investigation. However, there are times when participating in an interview may be appropriate, or might even be in your best interests. It is vital that you get competent legal advice as soon as possible if you are aware that you are being investigated for drug trafficking.
What is the Likely Penalty for Drug Trafficking?
The major determinants of the penalty in trafficking cases include the type of drugs trafficked, the quantity of drugs, their value and the overall sophistication of the venture. As a starting point, you should expect a term of imprisonment if you are convicted of trafficking. For large-scale commercial operations – for example, a venture which imports large quantities of drugs into Australia and then distributes those drugs to lower-level suppliers – the principals could expect to receive a sentence upwards of 15 or 20 years imprisonment if convicted.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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