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NSW Courts can impose any of the following penalties for any of the above drug offences:
Penalties for first time drug offences are obviously less than for repeat offenders and there is also a higher chance of being able to obtain a Section 10 order. However, the more serious the first offence, the less likely a section 10 order will be made.
The below table sets out the percentage of section 10 orders under the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act. (More serious offences where section 10 orders are unliklely or unavailable are not included).
It is also considered a drug crime using an over-the-counter drug or prescription drug for an illegal purpose.
If convicted, drug crimes result in serious consequences. These include long term gaol sentences, probation, large fines, community service, licence suspension and a permanent criminal record. On top of the criminal charges they also cause serious damage to your reputation and destroy relationships with family and friends.
If charged with a drug offence you need an experienced Sydney Criminal Lawyer. If you have been charged with a drug related offence, call Charlton Lawyers on 92169055 or book an appointment with us.