Possessing Dangerous Drugs

Possessing dangerous drugs is a crime under section 9 of the Act.

Possession is made up of ‘knowledge’ and ‘control’ of the drug. Furthermore, there is a presumption that drugs found in the home of a person are possessed by the person.

The maximum penalty for this offence ranges from 15 to 25 years imprisonment depending on the type and quantity of dangerous drug possessed. There are procedures in place that allow for warnings for first-time offenders.

Robertson O’Gorman is experienced in providing legal advice regarding drug offences. Call us today on 3034 0000.