Criminal lawyer for Supply a prohibited drug

Supplying a prohibited drug is a serious criminal offence for which you need an expert drug lawyer. Australian Criminal Law Group has the best criminal lawyers in Sydney for drug supply offences. We get the best result for you whether you a charged with a smaller supply offence like selling MDMA to friends at a music festival. Or, a serious drug offence like supplying a large commercial quantity of ice.

Our clients include members of large commercial drug enterprises, dial-a-dealer drivers, and first-time offenders charged with one off supplies. If you are charged with supply, do not settle for second best when it comes to this very serious offence.Our criminal lawyers beat drug supply charges. We have drugs supply charges dismissed without convictions, and without our clients being sentenced to prison. Read more about having no conviction recorded for Supply of a prohibited drug here.

How do I beat a charge of supplying a prohibited drug?

You will be found not guilty of the offence of Supply of a prohibited drug if the police cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt you supplied or knowingly took part in the supply of a prohibited drug

Supply includes sell and distribute. It also includes agreeing to supply or offering to supply, keeping or having in possession for supply, sending, forwarding, delivering or receiving for supply, or authorizing, directing, causing, suffering, permitting or attempting any of those acts or things.

What is deemed supply?

If drugs found in your possession weigh more than a certain weight, then you will be charged with supply, even if there is no other evidence you intended to sell the drugs. The logic behind this law is that a person is unlikely to have large quantities of drugs solely for personal use. If you are charged with deemed supply, you will have to prove to the court that you had the drugs for a purpose other than supplying them.

Why is weight of drug so important in supply cases?

The weight of the drug determines whether your case is a deemed supply. Weight also determines whether the offence is dealt with in the Local Court or the District Court where there are juries and higher maximum penalties.

Pleading guilty

If you agree that you have committed the offence and the police are able to prove so, it is best to plead guilty. You will normally receive a discount on your sentence, and it will demonstrate remorse. If you intend to plead guilty, our experienced solicitors can negotiate with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to less serious facts, or even a less serious charge.

The maximum penalty for Supplying a prohibited drug is two years imprisonment in the Local Court. Where the offence is dealt with in the District Court, the maximum penalty is between 10 years imprisonment and life imprisonment depending on the type of drug and weight of the drug.

You can read about all the sentencing options that a court has, including about not having a conviction recorded here.

Do I need references?

We believe references are an extremely important part of a plea of guilty in court. To find out more about how to write a good reference, click here.

Why choose Australian Criminal Law Group?

Our criminal lawyers are experts at obtaining the best outcome possible for the charge of Supplying a prohibited drug. For these offences, our drug lawyers can be the difference between a conviction and no criminal record and freedom or jail. To read more about Australian Criminal Law Group, click here.

To discuss your charge of Supply a prohibited drug, call Australian Criminal Law Group at our Sydney, Parramatta, and Blacktown offices or make a website inquiry today.

Case Study

Mr Adut represented a young man charged with supplying an indictable quantity of MDMA at a music festival. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions were relying on the deeming provision in that our client was found with in excess of 15 pills. The matter was to proceed to a trial before a jury. Mr Adut convinced the DPP that the charge could not be proven and that proceeding would be a waste of time. It would expose the state to a considerable costs order. The Police and DPP reluctantly agreed and withdrew the Supply charge.

Case Study

Mr Harb appeared for a person charged with the supply of 110 ecstasy tablets at the Future Music Festival. Mr Harb explained to the court that his client was holding 88 of those pills for a friend. 22 tablets were to be given to other friends at the festival. Mr Harb was able to successfully convince the DPP that the ‘ Carey defence’ applied in this case. The 88 pills should be dealt with on a possession charge.  The matter proceeded to sentencing at the District Court over a 9-month period. The judge required our client undertake weekly urine drug testing. The judge imposed a sentence of two good behaviour bonds, without convictions, for the possession of 88 pills and supply of 22 pills charges.

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Mr Harb appeared for a person charged with supply of 900g of Cocaine. He got the Accused person bail by tendering the brief of evidence and arguing the crown case was a weak one against the client.

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Australian Criminal Law Group appeared for an Accused person who had been pulled over by the police. Large quantities of drugs were found concealed in the company car. Our solicitor argued that the police could not prove the cocaine and methylamphetamine belonged to the Accused as opposed to another person. The Magistrate at Penrith Local Court ordered that the charges be dismissed and ordered the police pay the legal costs of our client.

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Mr Harb appeared for a person charged with the supply of 9 grams cocaine. Mr Harb convinced the DPP to withdraw the supply charge and accept a guilty plea to a possession charge.  The matter proceeded to sentence in the Local Court and the magistrate did not record a conviction.

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Mr Harb represented a person charged with supply of 18 MDMA capsules at a music festival.  He successfully negotiated with the DPP for his client to plead guilty to one count of possession of 8 capsules and supply of 10 capsules to friends for no profit. The matter remained in the local court and was dealt with under Section 10 without conviction.

Case Study

Mr Correy represented a man pleading guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of LSD and indictable quantity of MDMA. He was caught by police red-handed outside a night club selling the drugs. His home was later raided, and a substantial quantity of drugs were found. Mr Correy convinced the judge to impose a suspended sentence instead of a sentence of full-time imprisonment.

Case Study

Australian Criminal Law Group represented a client charged with Ongoing Supply of MDMA and Methylamphetamine, supply of 170 grams of MDMA and supply of 3000 grams of cannabis. The offending occurred over six months and involved dozens of transactions to an undercover police officer. It could only be described as extremely serious and a jail term of some length was inevitable. Our solicitor ran a case based on our client’s documented mental health issues and significant family support. In the end our client received a sentence of two years imprisonment. This was well less than the co-Accused and a fraction of what other similar offenders receive


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