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QLD Charged with Possession of Drugs - Do I Need a Lawyer?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by dan1501, 30 July 2015.

  1. dan1501

    dan1501 Member

    30 July 2015
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    Hi people, here's my situation.

    These are my charges: Possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a knife, possession of a 'thing'.

    Do I need a criminal law lawyer?
  2. Tanuki

    Tanuki Member

    1 August 2015
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    Yes. Absolutely. Even if you intend to plead guilty, a criminal lawyer would be able to communicate with the magistrate on your behalf, explain your options to you in detail, and often, the mere presence of a lawyer on your behalf may help to reduce your sentence. Did you have a "reasonable excuse" for carrying the knife? eg: you were on your way to go fishing, you were delivering the knife you borrowed from a friend, back to him/her, (if it was a multi-function knife) you needed it for the bottle opener or screwdriver... etc?

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