Understanding Drug Charges
Understanding a drug charge and the severity of its punishment can be confusing for a lot of people. If you have been charged for possessing more than two grams of a Schedule 1 drug, you could be sentenced to jail for up to 25 years. Choosing the wrong lawyer in relation to a drug charge could have a devastating impact on you and your family.
Brisbane Criminal Lawyers practice exclusively in criminal law and can provide you with honest advice with regards to your legal options. Our firm has provided effective case management and representation in relation to all types of drug charges. Specialising in criminal law gives us the know how to achieving the best available outcomes for our clients.
Different Types of Drug Charges
There are many types of drug offences, escalating in severity of punishment. Starting with simple possession, followed by supplying a dangerous drug, to culminating in running a business of tracking illicit drugs are the classes which determines which court the matter will be heard in.
Types of Drugs
Depending on the type of drug you are caught either possessing, supplying or trafficking, a different penalty may be imposed. Drugs such as cocaine, heroin and ecstasy are a Schedule 1 drug and impose a maximum penalty of 25 years in jail. On the other hand, drugs such as cannabis and morphine are a Schedule 2 drug and impose a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail.
Quantity of Drugs
The amount of drugs involved is the second issue and often the most significant. The Court will often be more lenient on a person found guilty for possessing a small amount of drugs, compared to a person who has a large amount.
Dealing with Drugs
Similarly, the purpose for which the drugs were used is essential in determining the offence. People who are caught with a small amount of drugs for personal consumption will suffer less serious consequences than someone who is selling significant amounts of drugs for a profit.
Whatever reasons you may have for using drugs or being associated with them, we are here to assist. If you have been charged with a drug offence, we will assess the facts against you, provide effective advice and case management, and represent you at Court.
People choose Brisbane Criminal Lawyers because we specialise only in criminal law. If you’re looking for a criminal lawyer, then take advantage of our free consultation and meet with us to discuss your matter further. On the first consultation, we will provide you with a general outline of your matter, some legal advice concerning the management of your matter, and an obligation free quote for our services.