Importing illegal drugs is considered a severe offence here in Australia and has heavy consequences. Those facing this charge need an experienced, competent, transparent, and reliable defence lawyer team. We offer these services to anyone seeking legal advice or facing criminal charges like importing drugs. So if your freedom is on the line, call James and Jaramillo for a defence you can trust.
Unlike other law firms, James and Jaramillo are available to take your calls 24/7 to handle your legal needs. You can’t afford to delay if you’re facing drug offences.
A charge issued for importing drugs is when an individual is responsible for carrying a border-controlled drug or a border-controlled plant into Australia.
Border-controlled drugs include:
You’ll be charged with the importation of illegal drugs if you bring or assist in bringing these into the country. The only drugs allowed to cross the border into Australia are prescriptions for which you have a written script. The prescriptions must be less than a three-month supply.
The priority of our lawyers will continue to be to protect your right to have your voice heard in court. We will be there as your support and defence until the end.
Our Sydney criminal lawyers are experienced with all drug charges, including importing drugs. We know the court system and how to best help you in your matters.
After being charged with importing drugs, your case will go to a criminal law court. You can enter a guilty plea to the courts, or you have the right to enter a not guilty plea. Having a criminal defence lawyer can be crucial in helping you make this decision. An expert team at James and Jaramillo can help you to determine which option will best benefit you.
The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you knew or ought to have to known that the consignment or package contained a border-controlled drug. If you decide to plead guilty, whether it relates to you leaning towards admitting to the charge or whether the prosecution team is likely to prove that you have imported a prohibited drug, it can lead to a lesser sentence since it can show a level of remorse.
If you plead not guilty to drug importation charges, you will have the opportunity to prove your innocence during jury trials. The prosecution must be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you have imported drugs, specifically in relation to The Criminal Code Act 1995. However, if you have a strong defence, it may be possible to have the charges dropped. At JJ Lawyers, we have a team of experienced and trusted drug defence lawyers who have spent many cases defending their clients against drug importation charges. We will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
It’s vital to seek legal advice quickly after being arrested for importing drugs. You’ll connect with the team from the first phone call at James and Jaramillo. Those facing charges should take advantage of our free consultation to get ahead of your drug importation charge.
Our lawyers have experience representing clients with drug importation charges. We will be able to provide you with expert advice and will work tirelessly to defend you in court. When a case gets tough, we will work harder to ensure the best possible outcome for clients.
The priority of our drug importation lawyers will always be to protect your right to a fair trial. We will ensure that your voice is heard in court and that your defence is rock-solid.
The penalties associated with the importation of illegal drugs can be harsh, and it’s helpful to know what you may be facing.
There are three quantity ranges that you may face. These charges are for importing or exporting:
The range for marketable quantity and large commercial quantity depends on what kind of drug was in your possession.
Parole Period: The amount of time someone must serve in prison before they are eligible for release on parole varies depending on their crime.
Our lawyers will work alongside you and help you make the best decisions regarding your case.
Throughout the process, your lawyer will also provide emotional support. We understand that facing criminal drug charges can be stressful.
As such, our lawyers will be empathetic and will work to connect with you on a personal level too.
We will keep you informed on the case and be sure to help you understand the proceedings.
Our expert team is always available, day and night, at any hour. Those charged with a drug crime can call us now to secure a defence team that will fight for your voice to be heard!
James and Jaramillo were founded on the core values of transparency, fortitude, empathy, and reliability. These principles drive our lawyers to ensure that clients from all walks of life feel heard and seen.
We strive to offer impeccable representation and work to reach a desirable outcome while maintaining cost-effectiveness for clients.
Our criminal defence lawyers will work tirelessly to defend you against charges of importing drugs.
We understand the criminal justice system and how drug cases proceed and make every effort to ensure you’re as informed as possible about your case. Our process in fighting your offence of the importation of illegal drugs is simple and straightforward, making it easy for you to follow along.
Our lawyers can defend you in local, children’s, federal, and supreme courts. We don’t go for a quick win when we work your case. We want what’s best for you, so we work hard to get you the best possible outcome.
Our lawyers will be with you every step of the way. You don’t have to go through the court system alone. We are here to help!
Drug importation is when a person organises a “border-controlled drug” to be brought into Australia from another country.
The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you knew or ought to have known the consignment or package contained a border-controlled drug, that the consignment or package came from overseas (outside of Australia), that the consignment or package arrived in Australia, and it ended up remaining within Australia.
Yes, there are 3 different quantity ranges under the Criminal Code Act 1995. They are:
See below for an example of Cocaine:
See below for an example for Ecstasy:
The penalties for importing or exporting border-controlled drugs increase depending on the quantity of the drug imported. Please see below for the maximum penalties