Drug Offences in Western Australia
Drug offences are governed by several acts, both State and Federal including the Misuse of Drugs Act (1981) in Western Australia. Possession, manufacturing, cultivating and supply of illegal drugs are all governed by legislation. Depending on the circumstances you may be prosecuted under Federal Legislation.
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Generally, drug offences can be divided into:
- Possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Indirect or General Drug Offences
- Supplying of illegal drugs
- Manufacturing, this can include ownership or control of equipment and precursor chemicals
- Trafficking controlled substances Intrastate, Interstate, or Internationally
- Cultivation and sale of illegal and controlled substances
Penalties are of varying degrees, depending on the type and quantity of illegal drugs and whether the offence is a repeat offence or not. There are also Drug Court which forms part of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia. Depending on your circumstances and the charges you may be eligible to have your charges dealt with by this court. Call +61 8 6323 8613 today for free general advice regarding this.
Have you been charged with a drug offence? Kean Legal Barristers and Solicitors can assist you during this trying time. Call +61 8 6323 8613 today.
Kean Legal Barristers & Solicitors criminal lawyers also can provide Court Representation in regional courthouses. It can either be by audio link or in person when necessary. To that end, we can arrange to do video meetings with clients if they can not attend our offices in the city.
We can provide Court Representation for clients in police custody as well as those in prison. Representation and advice for bail applications can also be availed with our legal team. If your case requires a criminal barrister, our lawyers can recommend and retain appropriate counsel for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us for free general advice over the phone, or make an appointment to attend our offices for an initial consultation limited to one hour for a booking fee of $300.00. There is no obligation to engage our services after the initial consultation. To arrange a consultation please call our office on +61 8 6323 8613