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Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence to a Child

Trafficking in a drug of dependence to a child is the sort of charge that people regularly get gaol terms for doing.

This charge is generally laid in situations where a person trafficks or attempts to traffick in a drug of dependence to a person who is under the age of 18 at the time of the trafficking. The difference from supplying a drug to a child and trafficking to them is that trafficking is more serious than supplying as it involves a commercial element ie you are profiting from you behavious.

Defences to this can be the belief that the child was over the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offence, duress, factual dispute, honest and reasonable mistake of belief, wrongful identification, lack of intent, mental impairment or the accused was a child (under 18 years) themselves at the time of the alleged offence.

You should ring us and discuss your case if you have been charged.

Deciding on whether to plead guilty or not has important implications for you and should be made after proper discussions with a criminal lawyer.

This is legislation that comes from section 71AB of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981.

 

Further information on Trafficking in a drug of dependence to a child

Possible Defences

In a case of Trafficking in a drug of dependence to a child, the following defences may be applicable to the charge:

Penalties

What penalties can be imposed for a charge of Trafficking in a drug of dependence to a child?

  • Deferral of Sentencing
  • Without Conviction Order
  • Adjournment of the Charges on Undertaking (Good Behaviour Bond)
  • Fine
  • Community Corrections Order
  • Suspended Prison Sentence
  • Term of Imprisonment

Legislation

What is the legislation for the charge of Trafficking in a drug of dependence to a child?

The legislation for this offence can be found on section 71AB of Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981.

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Need further legal advice on this charge?
Contact one of our solicitors specialising in cases of Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence to a Child, Andrew George.