A Drug Offence is an offence that involves a prohibited drug. The quantity of the prohibited drug will determine what offence you are charged with and the penalty that may be imposed. Prohibited drugs include but are not limited to cannabis, cocaine, MDMA, and a range other lesser known substances.
The crown will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had possession of the prohibited drug prior to the court recording a conviction. The court will also need to be aware that you had knowledge of the drug.
A finding of guilt could result in the following penalty;
- The offence carries a penalty of a maximum fine of $2,200 and/or imprisonment for 2 years.