Sydney Drug Lawyers

As Australia’s leading specialist drug defence lawyers, our focus is on maximising chances of getting the best possible outcome.

As experienced experts in drug law, our lawyers have appeared across all courts, and have achieved outstanding results across all serious drug offence charges.

Our specialist drug lawyers have maintained a proven track record of exceptional results in:

  • Avoiding a criminal conviction, even after pleading guilty.
  • Getting serious drug charged dropped early, by strategic negotiations.
  • Securing ‘Not Guilty’ verdicts in serious District Court drug trials.

Our lawyers specialise in:

  • Drug Possession Charges
  • Commercial Drug Charges
  • Supply Prohibited Drug Charges
  • Drug Importation Charges
  • Cultivate Prohibited Plant charges

Whether your facing serious drug offences or a minor possess prohibited drug offence, our friendly award-winning team can provide urgent advice, guidance and legal representation throughout the entire court process.

Drug Possession in NSW 

Possessing prohibited drugs in NSW can result in heavy penalties with a criminal conviction. This can be avoided if an experienced drug lawyers prepares your case well and convinces the Judge or Magistrate in court to give you a section 10 non-conviction or CRO non-conviction sentence.

Possessing a small amount of drugs can now result in an on-the-spot fine with a penalty notice instead of receiving a court attendance notice/criminal charge. In NSW, this doesn’t apply in all cases or to all drugs.

Click here for a guide on how to get drug charges withdrawn early; to avoid a drug conviction; how to beat or defend a drug possession charge, and the penalties or sentences for drug possession offences.

Learn more about Drug Possession

Drug Supply & Importation Charges

In NSW, it’s a crime to possess, supply, or import a prohibited drug, including cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), Methylamphetamine, heroin, LSD or cannabis.

How to get a drug charge dropped, how to beat a drug charge, including the penalties & jail time for drug charges with the average jail time and sentence guidelines for drug possession, supply & importation offences are outlined here.

Our drug lawyers appear across all courts specialising in drug supply charges in NSW, drug possession in NSW, & drug importation charges across Australia which carry penalties ranging from section 10 non-conviction sentences to imprisonment.

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Cultivate Prohibited Plants

In NSW, it’s a criminal offence to supply, possess or cultivate a prohibited plant, either by enhanced indoor means or outdoors as outlined under the law in section 23 Drug Misuse & Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW).

A prohibited plant here includes cannabis plant.

Find out more about the penalties and sentences for cultivating prohibited plants, including the defences to cultivating charges below.

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Drug Manufacture

Drug manufacturing in NSW attracts serious penalties and sentences in NSW.

Manufacturing prohibited drugs here includes extracting or refining the drug, or manufacturing to use it in the manufacturing process.

Find out about drug manufacturing defences, penalties and sentencing guidelines for drug manufacturing charges in NSW, prescribed by section 23 Drug Misuse & Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) below.

Learn more about Drug Manufacturing Charges

Drug Premises

It’s a crime to enter, leave, organise, conduct or simply be on drug premises, equally as much as it’s a crime to allow your premises to be used as drug premises under section 36X, 36Y or 36Z of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW).

A drug premises is where the premises is being used to manufacture or sell drugs and extends to doing anything on those premises that helps the growth of prohibited plants inside a building.

View an outline on drug premises sentence guidelines, penalties, and defences to drug premises in NSW below.

Learn more about Drug Premises Charges

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