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Drug Offences

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There are a number of offences which may be committed in relation to drugs. This section sets out those offences and the penalties which can be imposed in relation to them.

There are a variety of offences which people can be charged with ranging from possession or use of drugs to supplying drugs to other people. Our solicitors can provide detailed advice in relation to all aspects of the law relating to drugs.

Unless otherwise stated, all references to legislation in this section refer to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA) (The Act). Pursuant to s.32 of the Act, there is no time limit on when a prosecution for a drug offence may be commenced.

Simple and Indictable Offences

Offences can be simple offences or indictable offences. Simple offences are offences which are heard exclusively in the Magistrates’ Court. Indictable offences are offences which are tried on indictment in the District or Supreme Court. However, many indictable offences are known as “each way offences” which means they can be tried on indictment or summarily.

where to next?

If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

Why Choose Armstrong Legal?

Contact Armstrong Legal:
Perth: (08) 9321 5505
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Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100