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What are the implications for you if you’ve been charged with drug supply in NSW?

Drug supply charges NSW: What does that mean for me?

Facing drug supply charges in New South Wales is a daunting prospect that demands immediate attention and strategic legal counsel. As senior criminal defence lawyers from Repute Law, we understand the gravity of these situations. In this blog, we will delve into the complexities of drug supply charges in NSW, exploring potential defences, penalties, and the crucial role that Repute Law plays in securing the best outcomes for our clients.

Drug supply charges in New South Wales are serious offences that can lead to severe consequences. The law surrounding drug supply is governed by the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW), in particular s25 which states it is an offence to supply a prohibited drug. The act further outlines the various offences and penalties that are applicable if convicted of supplying a prohibited drug. If you find yourself facing such charges, it’s imperative to understand the potential defences available.

To be found guilty and convicted of drug supply, it must be proven that the defendant did actually supply a prohibited drug as listed under the legislation in Schedule 1 and that the defendant actually knew it was a prohibited drug that they were supplying.
However, the term ‘supply’ has a broad meaning under s3 of the act and takes into consideration selling and distributing of a prohibited drug, agreeing or offering to supply a prohibited drug, keeping or having in possession for supply a prohibited drug, sending forwarding or delivering or receiving for supply and authorising, directing, causing, suffering, permitting a supply of a prohibited drug.

Common defences include challenging the evidence presented by the prosecution, questioning the legality of the search and seizure procedures undertaken by the police, proving a lack of intent to supply, personal use and or proving that you were in possession of the said drugs purely because they were being returned to the actual owner.

Repute Law specialises in crafting strong defences tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. Our team of Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers, without junior lawyers, possess the expertise to dissect the complexities of drug supply charges and provide you with the robust defences you deserve.

The penalties for drug supply convictions can range from fines to lengthy imprisonment of two years or more as well as community service orders, depending on factors such as the type and quantity of drugs involved. Repute Law is committed to mitigating these consequences by exploring all possible legal avenues. Our unparalleled experience in handling criminal cases positions us as one of the best criminal law firms in Australia to guide you through this challenging process.

At Repute Law, we pride ourselves on being one of the only law firms comprised entirely of court lawyers who are Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers. Our legal Case Concierges® who are also experienced lawyers, are dedicated to advising you on the most effective strategies to navigate your criminal law case. This unique approach ensures that you receive the highest quality legal representation, with every aspect of your case handled by seasoned professionals.


Consequences of drug supply charges extend beyond the legal realm, impacting personal and professional aspects of your life. Our comprehensive approach at Repute Law takes into account the holistic implications of these charges, allowing us to tailor our legal strategies to safeguard your future.

In the face of drug supply charges in New South Wales, securing the right legal representation is paramount. Repute Law stands out as one of the leading criminal law firms, with a team of Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers dedicated to your case. Our expertise, coupled with the guidance of our legal Case Concierges, ensures that you receive unparalleled support and strategic counsel.

Don’t navigate the complexities of drug supply charges alone—contact Repute Law today. Our senior lawyers possess vast and highly skilled experience, offering you the best chance at a favourable outcome. Time is of the essence—let Repute Law get started on your case, providing you with the legal defences you deserve. Trust in our commitment to excellence and take the first step toward securing your future.

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