The definition for drug trafficking can be confusing. To illustrate what drug trafficking actually is, you should read R v Dent & R v Elhusseini. The key points from these cases have been provided below:
In the matter of R v Dent (2002), the Court recognised that a single disposal of a quantity of drug may constitute a trafficking charge. However, it may only do so if the transaction was intended to be repeated. In proving a trafficking charge, the Court would need to prove communications with buyers, setting of lines of supply, pickup and deliveries, and negotiation of price. This is relevant indicia of carrying on a business of drug trafficking.
It is important to recognise that all the indicia is not required to prove trafficking. In the matter of R v Elhusseini (1988), it was held that one sale, with the promise of more, coupled with negotiations for continued business, was sufficient to establish the charge.
Managing the Charges
If you have been charged with drug trafficking, then it is highly recommended that you obtain independent legal advice. Drug trafficking charges not only impose a severe sentence, but require effective case management and legal advice. At Brisbane Criminal Lawyers, we are able to assist you in this matter or any other drug related charges. As a specialist law firm that works exclusively in criminal law, we are able to prove you with the advice and guidance you require upon being charged with a drug-related offence.
Your next step will be to call us for free on 1800 200 357 and book in a free consultation. If you are satisfied with our initial advice and we will provide you with a very affordable quote for our services. While we are a private firm, we also work with Legal Aid to assist those who do not have the ability to afford legal fees.