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Drug Cultivation Lawyers


Drug Cultivation Charges in Sydney: Expert Guidance from Invictus Legal

Drug cultivation, a serious offence in New South Wales, refers to growing prohibited plants, either outdoors or through enhanced indoor methods. It also encompasses supplying or possessing these plants. The stakes are higher if cultivation is for commercial purposes or occurs in the presence of a child. 

Invictus Legal, with our team of specialist drug lawyers in Sydney, provides exceptional support and advice for those facing drug offences. Our expertise ensures you understand your rights and options in these complex legal situations.


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Understanding the Penalties for Drug Cultivation in Sydney
Drug cultivation charges carry significant penalties in Sydney, reflecting the seriousness of the offence. These penalties vary based on the quantity of the prohibited plant and the court handling the case. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Small Quantity: In Local Court, penalties can include up to 2 years imprisonment and/or a $5,500 fine. In District Court, this escalates to 10 years imprisonment and/or a $220,000 fine.

  • Indictable Quantity: The same penalties as Small Quantity apply, with 2 years imprisonment and/or $11,000 fine in Local Court and 10 years imprisonment and/or $220,000 fine in District Court.

  • For larger quantities, the matter escalates beyond Local Court, with penalties reaching up to 15 or 20 years imprisonment and fines of $385,000 or $550,000, respectively.

Legal Defences Against Drug Cultivation Charges

Facing a drug cultivation charge can be daunting, but there are several defences available:

  • Duress or Necessity: You acted under compelling circumstances or to avoid greater harm.

  • Medical Permission: Possessing cannabis with a valid prescription from a medical professional.

  • Lack of Knowledge: You were unaware and could not reasonably have suspected that the plant was prohibited.

  • Non-Participation: You neither cultivated nor knowingly participated in the cultivation.

  • Misidentification: The plant in question is not a prohibited plant.

  • Incorrect Charges: For charges of enhanced indoor cultivation, if there's no evidence of indoor cultivation or promotion of plant growth.

  • No Commercial Intent: Lacking evidence of intent to sell or knowledge of others’ intent to sell, in cases of alleged commercial cultivation.

  • Child Safety: In cases involving children, if their health or safety was not endangered.

Why Choose Invictus Legal for Your Drug Cultivation Case in Sydney?

Invictus Legal stands out as a premier choice for legal representation in drug cultivation cases due to:

  • Proven Expertise: Extensive experience and successful track record in drug law.

  • Personalised Approach: Tailored legal strategies to suit individual case details.

  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to court representation.

  • Client-Centric Service: Focused on protecting your rights and interests.

  • Up-to-date Knowledge: Staying abreast of evolving drug laws and legal precedents.

  • Strategic Defence: Crafting robust defences based on detailed case analysis.


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