Drug Charges

Have you been charged with a drug related offence? Don't risk your future. Drug offences are serious matters that fall under the umbrella of criminal law so it is critical that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

The Drugs Misuse Act

The Drugs Misuse Act is a complex area of law and people often don’t realise the serious nature of being charged under this legislation. Penalties vary from good behaviour and community service through to lengthy periods of imprisonment.

Types of Drug Charges

The following are examples of the most common drug offences that fall within the Drugs Misuse Act 1987 (QLD).

Are there any defences available to these drug charges?

Yes. The facts of your drug case will determine which defences will be available for you. Depending on your drug charges, the following defences may be available to you:

  • The substance was not a dangerous drug;
  • Mistake of fact;
  • Wasn’t in Possession;
  • Duress;
  • No involvement in trafficking by the defendant;
  • The substance produced was not a dangerous drug;
  • The offender’s actions did not amount to production;
  • No involvement in the production by the defendant.

The police want to speak to me about a drug allegation, what should I do?

You have the right to remain silent. You DO have to provide the police with your name, date of birth and contact details. You should NOT answer any questions, make any statement or participate in any interview with the police. You should be polite to the officer but insist that you want to talk to your lawyer. You have the right to telephone a friend, relative or lawyer.

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Call an Expert Drug Offence Lawyer

If you are charged with a drug related offence, it is very important that you seek immediate legal advice. Our team of drug offence lawyers at Brooke Winter Solicitors can give you over the phone advice. We have a solid reputation as expert Criminal Lawyers and can effectively defend your drug charges in court.

Call us on 1300 066 669 if you have any questions. We can assist you no matter where you are located and can appear in every court.

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