Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug or Plant is an offence under Section 307.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
You were ‘reckless’ if you were aware it was likely that the substance was a border controlled drug or plant but went ahead with your actions regardless.
You are not guilty of the offence if you are able to establish, ‘on the balance of probabilities’, that you did not know the substance was unlawfully imported.
Examples of ‘commercial quantity’ include:
A defence to the charge is ‘duress’, which means:
My lawyer Mehmet Yilmaz was great, was happy with the outcome.
Wissam, a wonderful lawyer to have for my matter. He was very prompt with my…
Coincidering my charges lawyer Karina got me the best possible outcome, her knowledge and skills…
Patrick performed well under unexpected time pressure today. I engaged Patrick's services to defend me…