Some of the most common drug offences are for possession, use and supply of prohibited drugs. Each drug offence has specific legal ‘elements’ which the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt.
The penalties for possession, use and supply greatly vary.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE OFFENCE?
You should seek legal advice from Brydens Lawyers if you have been charged for any drug offence, whether possession, use or supply.
Once you have provided us with the relevant documentation in relation to your charges, we will obtain your instructions, advise you on your offence/s and the kind of plea that should be entered.
WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO APPEAL?
Should an offence be proven and you are found guilty, you may be able to appeal the offence within 28 days to a higher Court.
If your offence is proven in the Local Court, you may appeal to the District Court.
If your offence is proven in the District Court, you may appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal.
WHEN SHOULD YOU
CONSULT A LAWYER?
You should consult Brydens Lawyers once you have been provided with the relevant documentation relating to the offences you have been charged with.
WHAT ARE THE
LEGAL COSTS INVOLVED?
Offences relating to use, possession or supply of drugs are very serious. Brydens Lawyers handle numerous drug offence matters each year. Our Criminal lawyers are committed to getting the best result for you. Whether you are pleading guilty or not guilty, Brydens Lawyers will prepare you thoroughly for court.
Brydens Lawyers will discuss with you in detail the costs likely to be incurred as they can vary significantly from matter to matter.
WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
It is important for you to receive technical advice on the law but also practical assistance in achieving a satisfactory outcome.
Brydens Lawyers can assist you with representation that will help you work through the complex legal process for drug offences and achieve the best possible outcome.
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