Specialist Drug Criminal Defence Lawyers
Nyman Gibson Miralis are specialists in criminal law. Our experienced defence solicitors can advise you on every aspect of criminal prosecution for any type of drug matter including the penalties, arrest process, legality of search, use of sniffer dogs and your legal rights.
Our firm is among the most prominent criminal law firms in Sydney, offering the services of New South Wales’ best drug defence lawyers. It was a decision involving this firm’s representation of a client involving a sniffer dog that resulted in the legislation being changed to restrict police randomly using dogs.
Drug Possession Charges
The most common charge we see as drug defence lawyers is for drug possession, however we also represent people charged with other offences include driving with drugs, failing drug swab testing or the saliva drug test which is a relatively new random drug test.
All drug offences potentially carry a gaol sentence. Usually though, it is people caught with drugs other than for their personal use that will find themselves in serious trouble. The Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act sets out the penalties for all State drug offences including personal possession and supply of small quantity, trafficable quantity, indictable quantity, commercial quantity and large commercial quantity of the many different types of drugs and narcotics.
Drug Driver Testing
New drug testing laws for drivers involve the use of saliva drug testing essentially to detect if the driver is a recent drug user, whether or not if affects their operation of a motor car. Our firm can assist you with these charges offering the expertise of drug possession lawyers who have extensive knowledge of the law and have dealt with countless cases in drug possession.
Drug importation and Manufacture
Drug importation and drug manufacture receive a lot of media attention. Ecstasy for example is a drug that is imported into Australia as well as made locally in clandestine laboratories where quantities of chemicals are mixed, heated and extracted to produce an illegal drug. Meth (or ice) also falls into this category. There are other narcotics which occasionally go in and out of favor.
Police Drug Sting Operations (Entrapment)
Undercover police ‘legally’ buy and sell illegal drugs in order to catch drug suppliers (if authorized by a controlled operation) sometimes using marked money. Police use technology that includes listening devices, telephone intercepts, bugs or bugging devices, electronic surveillance, and physical surveillance to track down suppliers. For this purpose we provide specialist drug trafficking lawyers, who are experienced and confident in assisting you with these charges.
Asset and Property Seizure
People caught in possession of drugs or drug dealing may also find their property the subject of assets forfeiture orders, property restraint orders and the like under the Criminal Assets Recovery Act. You do not have to be convicted or even charged with a criminal offence to fall within this legislation.
If you are in trouble for a drug offence, regardless of the scale you need the knowledge of one of our drug defence lawyers and their expertise to assist you. Drug offences carry the prospect of a criminal conviction or worst still, prison. That’s why we are dedicated to getting you the best result for your case. Contact a specialist drug crime lawyer at Nyman Gibson Miralis now.