If you are found guilty of being found in possession of an illegal drug, the court may order that you serve up to 2 years’ imprisonment.

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What court would I go to?

Charges of drug possession are heard summarily in the Local Court.

What can we do to help?

When you contact us we can inform you of the likely sentence you will receive if found guilty and help create a strategy specific to your circumstance, which can help you through the court process through the use of mitigating circumstances and possible defences. Some mitigating factors that we can ask the court to consider include an early guilty plea, time already spent in custody, your vulnerability, your rehabilitation prospects, your remorse and we can also show evidence of your good character. Common defences for this type of charge can include duress and necessity which may be appropriate in your case. We will also be able to assist you in dealing with any aggravating factors that may be present such as previous convictions.