Drug Charges

Have you been charged with a drug-related criminal charge?

Here you will find extensive information about drugs charges and drugs cases including the law in Victoria, penalties and cases we have defended.

Drugs charges range from possession of a drug of dependencetrafficking drugs, trafficking a commercial quantity of drugscultivation of a drug of dependencecultivation of a commercial quantity of drugs or using a drug of dependence. The law on drug charges vary depending on many factors that include quantities and intention of use. 

Some issues in drugs cases are;

  • What amount of drugs was there in reality?
  • Was drug use a major part of the reason for the offending?
  • What is being done to show that you are turning your life around?

Doogue + George have appeared in some of the largest drug cases to appear before the Courts in Victoria. We also appear often for clients who have been charged with personal use of drugs, achieving great results and often helping them to turn their lives around.

The following table outlines specific quantities for drugs as follows:

Relevant quantities for a commercial quantity of drugs by type

If you have been charged with a drug related offence and need advice or legal representation, call  (03) 9670 5111 or Request a Callback from one of our experienced drug offence lawyers.

Doogue + George's latest drug offence case results

Trafficking Cannabis and Weapons Possession Charges – CCO

Our client was charged with trafficking cannabis as well as weapons possession charges after a search was executed by the police on the client’s home. The client engaged our firm to act on their behalf and Sam Cooper took carriage of the matter. Sam met with the client and, as …
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Court Integrated Support Program for Drug Offences

This is a case study on Court Integrated Support Program for drug offences. Our client was charged with Traffick Drug of Dependence (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and Possess Drug of Dependence. The police case was that our client and his associate were observed in a car to be behaving in a manner that …
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Family Violence – Accused With Cognitive Disability

This is a case study on family violence involving an accused with cognitive disability. Our client was charged with Breaching a Safe Contact Intervention Order, Assault, Possessing Cannabis, and Criminal Damage. The victim in this matter was the client’s mother. The allegations were that the client breached the order by …
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Dismissing a Possess Drug of Dependence Charge

This is a case study on dismissing a Possess Drug of Dependence charge Our client’s partner called us in the middle of the night saying that his partner had been arrested on drug charges. Because our firm offers a 24/7 phone line, we were able to answer the phone and …
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Drug Trafficking and Possession of Drug of Dependence and Controlled Weapon

This is a case study on drug trafficking and possession of drug of dependence and controlled weapon. Our client was charged with Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence together with related charges of drug possession and possession of a controlled weapon. He was found in possession of the drug ice …
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Getting a Diversion Twice – Cultivate Cannabis, Fail to Answer Bail

This is a case study on getting a diversion twice for drug and bail offences. Our client was accused of cultivating a cannabis plant in a specially built growing cupboard which was detected during an inspection of the property. He subsequently was charged with a further offence of failing to …
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