Hunter (Toronto) Drug Court

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Street Address: 140 - 142 Carey Street Toronto NSW 2283

Postal Address: PO Box 994 Toronto NSW 2283

Phone: (02) 4935 8338

The suburb of Toronto

Toronto is a lakeside suburb within the city of Lake Macquarie, approximately 28 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district.

What cases are heard in the Hunter Drug Court?

The Drug Court of NSW is a specialist court that sits at Parramatta, Sydney, and Toronto. Drug Courts hear specific criminal cases relating to offenders who have a drug dependency where their dependency is related to criminal offending. These cases are referred from the Local Court or the District Court to the Drug Court. The following information applies to Hunter Drug Court, as well as all other Drug Courts in New South Wales.

A case can only be referred to the Drug Court if the accused person:

  • Has indicated that they will plead guilty.
  • Will likely be sentenced to fulltime imprisonment.
  • Is dependent on the use of prohibited drugs.
  • Is over 18 years of age.
  • Lives in certain parts of NSW.
  • Is willing to participate in the Drug Court program.

Once a person is referred to the Drug Court, the Court will create a tailored program to assist that person to recover from their drug dependence. If the person accepts participation in this program, they will be given a suspended sentence and avoid jail.

The Drug Court cannot take a referral in the following circumstances:

  • If the offence involves violence or sexual misconduct.
  • If the person is suffering from a mental disorder that will limit their ability to participate in the program.

Drug Courts only hears a limited number of cases per week.

How can we help you?

Our lawyers travel to Hunter Drug Court to defend all criminal matters relating to people who have a drug dependency, and we have a track record of getting outstanding results for our clients in this court.

Our aim is to ensure that our clients successfully address drug dependency issues and graduate from the Drug Court to ensure that they do not offend in the future.

We also attend all other courts throughout NSW and the ACT.

If you require assistance, contact us on 1300 668 484 or book a free consultation to discuss your case.

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