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Defending Drug Charges: Putting the Prosecution to Proof and Raising Available Defences

If you have been charged with a drug offence, it is vital to be aware that each of these offences contains several ‘essential elements’ (or ingredients) which the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt – the prosecution will fail if...

Criminal Offences Relating to Drug Precursors

Most people are familiar with the various criminal laws applying to the possession, importation and supply of illicit drugs, however less known is that laws also apply to drug ‘precursors’ or chemicals that can be used to manufacture illicit drugs....

Truck Driver Found Not Guilty of Attempting to Possess 400kg of Unlawfully Imported Cocaine

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A truck driver accused of driving from Melbourne to Far North Queensland to collect 400 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $140 million has been found not guilty of attempting to possess a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported...

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug

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A Sydney man arrested and charged with possessing a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs has been released on a $1 million security for bail.  Police allege that Wade Habkouk, who is the CEO and director of a...

The Offence of Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug

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Police arrested a 29-year old man on Thursday, 2 September 2021 at his home in Mt Colah in Sydney’s north, after raiding several properties including a storage facility in Hornsby. It has been alleged that the raids led to the...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Filipino President Continues Killing Spree in War Against Drugs

We recently reported on the newly elected Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte who publicly declared: “If you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a whore, I will really kill you.” On Friday, the President threatened to...
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