Australia’s Growing Illicit Drug Consumption

  Australia has spent over $11b on prohibited drugs just last year. In fact, reports say that while the Sydney community is consuming less alcohol, consumption of prohibited drugs have increased, namely cocaine methylamphetamine and nicotine. From the $11.3b spent on drugs by our nation last year, just over $8b of it was on methylamphetamine. ...continue reading

What are the Rules Around NSW Police Strip Searching a Person?

241,000 is the number that has been given to NSW Police Officers, representing the quota for conducting personal searches, including strip searches on people for the 2019 financial year. In fact, in 2019, NSW Police failed to meet its quota  by just under 2000 searches. NSW Greens managed to obtained the shocking revelation through the ...continue reading

What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

  Criminal lawyers represent people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, movies and TV shows have portrayed criminal lawyers in a bad light, prompting members of the public asking the question criminal lawyers get asked too often, “but how can you defend a criminal?”, or “how can you defend a guilty person?”. Too often we ...continue reading

Penalties & Defences for Importing Commercial Quantity of MDMA into Australia

  It is reported that two men have allegedly tried to import 645kg of MDMA drugs from Cyprus to Sydney by hiding it in aluminium BBQ’s. Police allege that the drugs were being imported to Sydney in 200 aluminium barbeques in July last year. Following an investigation lasting 6-months, authorities have arrested two men, a ...continue reading

How Does the On-The-Spot Fine for Drug Possession Work and When Can it Be Applied?

  It is reported that a LEGO shaped MDMA strand has emerged containing 3 times the usual dose. As a result, authorities have been trying to issue warnings in the lead of the New Year’s Eve after the prohibited drug was discovered in the far North of NSW. Professor Andrew Dawson from the NSW Poisons ...continue reading

Law, Penalties & Defences for Supplying Commercial Quantity of Prohibited Drugs in NSW

  It’s reported that 23-year-old Grace Poo tried to smuggle close to 1,600 capsules of MDMA party drugs into the Midnight Mafia music festival at Sydney Olympic Park on 5 May 2018. Poo planned to smuggle the party drugs by secreting it her bra and vagina before she was detected by police sniffer dogs at ...continue reading

Maximum Penalties for Supplying Prohibited Drugs in NSW

  Police have busted a well-organised ‘dial a dealer’ drug supply organisation after seizing over 350g of cocaine and multiple grams of MDMA and cannabis across NSW. 84 people have now been charged with drug offences, 46 of those face drug supply charges, while 38 face drug possession charges. Police also seized over $69,500 in ...continue reading

Penalties for Importing Commercial Quantity of Methamphetamine or ‘Ice’

  It is reported that two men and a woman aged in their late 30’s have allegedly been involved in the drug importation of 1.6 tonnes of methamphetamine valued at over $1 billion. From the three charged, a male and a female were customs agents, and trusted insiders who the police believe used their positions ...continue reading

New Laws in ACT Legalise Cannabis Possession and Cultivation

  31 January 2020 is the date that the ACT legalises the cultivation of cannabis and possession of cannabis. This doesn’t come without its restrictions though… This means, that the ACT has now passed a bill which effectively allows anyone who is at least 18-years-of-age to grow up to two cannabis plants and possess up ...continue reading

The Penalties for Importing Drugs into Australia

  It is reported that nearly 500kg of methylamphetamine worth $300m has been imported in 768 bottles of Sriracha chilli sauce. The ice was under the Australian Border Force (ABF) radar when it arrived in Australia from the US on 15 October. Upon arrival into Australia, the consignment was reported to have been allegedly accessed ...continue reading

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