Our criminal lawyers have extensive experience in state and federal drug offences ranging from use and possession of a small quantity of drugs, to large scale operations involving trafficking and cultivation of large commercial quantities of drugs, and importation.
Drug charges, particularly those that involve ICE, are becoming more and more prevalent in society and the community is demanding harsher and harsher penalties. The Courts are responding to community demand for harsher penalties for drug offences which is why it is important for you to obtain the best legal advice from criminal lawyers you can trust who understand the law. We will thoroughly examine the case against you including the alleged quantities involved, and will prepare your case as if it were our own.
If you or someone close to you have been arrested by police for a drug offence, it is crucial that you obtain the right legal advice before participating in a police record of interview. What you say in that interview may see you convicted of a drug offence that you otherwise may not be, simply because you are confused, scared, and do not understand your legal rights. Contact our criminal lawyers immediately if the police want to speak to you about drug offences. For more information about participating in a police record of interview click here.
We understand that your life, your livelihood, your future, and your freedom rely on getting the best result and that’s what our goal is for you. It is important for us to make that happen, because we care not only for you, but for the people around you: your parents, your children and your loved ones, who are also suffering the stress, anxiety, and fear of criminal proceedings.
Types of drug charges include:
- Use of drug of dependence
- Possession of drug of dependence
- Cultivation of cannabis (marijuana)
- Trafficking of drug of dependence
- Commercial trafficking of drug of dependence
- Large commercial trafficking of drug of dependence
- Other drug related offences such as possessing drug paraphernalia, equipment to manufacture etc.
The types of drugs commonly before the courts, and commonly involved in cases where we have represented clients include:
- Cannabis (marijuana)
- Synthetic cannabis and other synthetic substances
- Methamphetamine (ICE)
- Amphetamines (speed)
- Prescription drugs without a prescription, eg. Viagra, anti-depressants etc.
You can be confident that our experienced criminal lawyers will explore all defences and examine the details of the police case to ensure that you receive the best representation and the best outcome. It is crucial to hire criminal lawyers who thoroughly understand the law and who won’t encourage you to plead guilty just because it’s the easiest thing to do. We believe that every client has a chance of winning their case and we will exhaust all avenues.
If however, we find that the odds are not in your favour, we will advise you of this immediately and will represent your best interests in preparing your case, doing everything we can to ensure that you receive the best outcome. This may include setting you on the right path for rehabilitation if you suffer from addiction. Our criminal law firm has professional relationships with numerous health care professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, treatment specialists and other services, who can assist you in putting your right foot forward, and we will be with you along the way to support this process.
For all drug related charges, contact Ondrik Larsen Lawyers for a confidential discussion about how our criminal lawyers can help you.
Our office is located at 1/545 King Street, West Melbourne, Victoria, but we service all areas throughout Victoria and interstate.
Our criminal defence lawyers represent clients with drug cases and all other criminal charges from the metropolitan region of Melbourne, be it the Northern suburbs, Southern suburbs, Eastern suburbs, or Western suburbs of Melbourne, as well as regional and country Victoria and also Australia wide. We represent clients in the Children’s Court, Magistrates’ Courts, County Courts and Supreme Courts. For more information about the locations we service, please click here.
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