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Drug Importation Lawyers


Dealing with the Complexities of Drug Importation Laws in Sydney with Invictus Legal

Drug importation, as defined under section 307 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code 1995, is a federal offence that carries severe penalties. It involves the import or export of border-controlled drugs or plants. The Criminal Code Regulation 2002’s Schedule 4 categorises these substances and outlines the serious implications of being found guilty. The charges are generally classified into two types: commercial and marketable quantities, each with significant penalties. Invictus Legal in Sydney specialises in navigating these complex legal waters, offering expert advice and defence for those accused of such serious charges.

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The Penalties of Drug Importation
Drug importation ranks among the gravest of drug-related offences in Australia, resulting in some of the harshest punishments. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) outlines the maximum penalties as follows

  • For Commercial Quantity of Border Controlled Drugs: Life Imprisonment.

  • For Marketable Quantity of Border Controlled Drugs: Up to 25 years imprisonment.

  • For Importing Border Controlled Drugs: Up to 10 years imprisonment.

Penalties for importing border-controlled precursors are equally severe:

  • For Commercial Quantity: Up to 25 years imprisonment

  • For Marketable Quantity: Up to 15 years imprisonment

  • For Importing Precursors: Up to 7 years imprisonment

Even without commercial intent, charges under section 307.4 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code entail a maximum of 2 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $44,000.

How Lawyers Can Help with Drug Importation Case

In the labyrinth of drug importation law, having a proficient lawyer is crucial. Lawyers can scrutinise the evidence and ensure that the prosecution has irrefutably proven that the substance imported is a controlled drug or plant as per the legal definitions. They can also argue on technicalities, such as the categorisation of the substance amount, which can significantly affect the case's outcome. Furthermore, lawyers play a critical role in presenting mitigating factors and defences that might not be apparent to the untrained eye.

Why Choose Invictus Legal?

Selecting Invictus Legal for your defence in a drug importation case means choosing a team that is:

  • Experienced: With a deep understanding of both criminal and traffic law, particularly in drug importation cases.

  • Client-focused: Providing personalised attention and tailored strategies for each case.

  • Results-Driven: Committed to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients.

  • Knowledgeable: Up-to-date with the latest changes in drug importation laws and regulations.

  • Resourceful: Access to a wide network of experts and resources to strengthen your defence.

  • Supportive: Offering not just legal representation, but also guidance and support throughout the legal process.


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