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VIC Criminal Law -Charged with First Drugs Offence

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by josh harvey, 1 December 2015.

  1. josh harvey

    josh harvey Member

    1 December 2015
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    I have been charged with drugs under criminal law. It was sent to me via air and mail, but it was not actually in my possession. It's my first ever drug charge. It was under 5g of ice.
  2. Louise4007

    Louise4007 Well-Known Member

    8 November 2015
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    Hi josh

    In Victoria 'possession' defined in reference to a drug can include the physical control or custody of a drug to the exclusion of all others not acting in concert with the person.

    It can also include a drug being on premises or land occupied by a person or a drug used /enjoyed/controlled by a person unless it can be proven otherwise.

    As a guide, in Victoria a small quantity of methylamphetamine ( ice) = 0.75g & a traffickable quantity = 3g.

    A police cautioning protocol applies to cannabis & heroin 1st time offenders but as there is no mention of its' application to a person in possession of methylamphetamine. I would suggest that you contact a lawyer ASAP.

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