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When can a person be found guilty of possession of an illegal drug in Australia?

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

Many people would be aware that it is an offence for a person to be in possession of a prohibited drug in Australia. However, what is most interesting...

Drug Supply Charges – Sydney Drug Lawyers

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

In late December 2016, one of the biggest drug busts in Australian history took place. A drug syndicate that had been operating for years importing prohibited...

What are the Australian laws in relation to prohibited drugs?

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

Let’s get the easy part of the article out of the way: If a drug is illegal in Australia, there’s generally no justification for the possession of a prohibited...

Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness

Filed under: Drug Offences, Redundancy, Employment Law

In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission upheld the summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis after a car accident, despite...

Can intoxication from alcohol or drugs be used as a defence to a crime?

Filed under: Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law Matters

Can being intoxicated or drunk be used as a defence for criminal matters? Find out here.

Double jeopardy: Can a person be punished twice for the same offence in Australia?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Murder, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Witnesses and Victims

It’s perhaps somewhat surprising when you think about how much of the law filters through via popular media and is particularly noticeable when it comes...

The Drug Court of NSW

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

The Drug Court of NSW was established by the Drug Court Act 1998. It works with both a local and district court jurisdiction.

MDT- Mobile Drug Testing – Drug Driving Offence

Filed under: Drug Offences, Drug Driving, Criminal Law

The NSW police force has the right to randomly drug test drivers. In early 2016, the police launched a campaign highlighting the growing presence of mobile...

Cocaine Charges – Sydney Criminal Drug Defence Lawyers

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

In the year since the introduction of the lockout laws in Sydney’s traditional hotspots, there has been a rise in cocaine possession offences in neighbouring...

Ice-offence-Drug-Charges-Ice-Epidemic-Victoria

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

Ice, a particularly strong form of methamphetamine (also known as crystal meth), has become one of Victoria’s most widespread and problematic recreational...

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