At Mangan Ey & Associates we are experienced in dealing with all types of drug offences. Whether you proceed to trial or plead guilty we will place you in the best possible position to achieve an acquittal, receive a lower than usual non-parole period or indeed a suspended prison sentence.
It is important to be aware of exactly what type of drug offence you have been charged with and the seriousness of that offence.
There are a number of types of drugs offences that can be prosecuted under the Controlled Substances Act but some of the most common offences include:
Trafficking in a controlled drug
Cultivation of cannabis/ cultivation of cannabis for sale
Manufacture a controlled drug/manufacture a controlled drug for sale
Penalties for Drug Offences
Penalties range depending on the seriousness of the offence and increase when larger amounts of a controlled drug are involved.
A few of the general maximum penalties for drug offences include:
Possession of prescribed equipment (basic offence) – fine of $10,000 and/or 2 years’ imprisonment.
Possession of a controlled drug – fine $2,000 and/or 2 years’ imprisonment.
Trafficking in a controlled drug (basic offence) – fine of $50,000 and/ or 10 years’ imprisonment.
Cultivation of cannabis (more than the prescribed amount) – fine $2,000 and/ or 2 years’ imprisonment.
Cultivation of cannabis for sale (basic offence) - $200,000 and/ or 25 years’ imprisonment.
Manufacture a controlled drug for sale (basic offence) – fine of $50,000 and/ or 10 years’ imprisonment.