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The charge of Supply Prohibited Drug on an Ongoing Basis is a very serious one. Generally, if you are found guilty, or plead guilty to this offence, you may be facing a jail sentence.

It is important to know your rights when charged with supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, and call a Criminal Defence Lawyer immediately.

Your options

Plead not guilty

In order to be convicted of this offence, the police must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:

  1. You supplied a prohibited drug;
  2. On 3 or more occasions;
  3. For financial or material reward;
  4. During a period of 3 consecutive days.

If any of the above elements cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, then you will be found not guilty of the offence.

Our experienced criminal lawyers will advise you of your prospects of successfully defending any charge brought against you and fight to have you found not guilty of the offence.

Plead guilty

If you agree with what the police are alleging against you, the way to get the best result is often to plead guilty as it demonstrates remorse and contrition as well as meaning that you will be entitled to a discount on your sentence. Alternatively, it may be the case that one of our experienced solicitors can negotiate with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to a less serious charge.

The maximum penalty for Supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis varies depending on the weight and type of the prohibited drug. The maximum penalties range from a fine of $385,000.00 and/or 20 years imprisonment. Supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis is considered an extremely serious offence. However, the penalties vary greatly depending on the weight and type of prohibited drug it is alleged you have supplied.

If you are charged with this offence, we advise that you contact one of our solicitors immediately.

Generally, penalties that a court can impose for any criminal offence in NSW are:

Our client, a Colombian man visiting Australia, pleaded guilty to his role in supplying large commercial quantities of Cocaine to his co-accused on 5 separate occasions totalling more than 14kg. The continuous course of offending conduct and the large scale of each transaction deemed these offences to be some of the most serious of it’s kind for drug supply related matters.

The matter was listed for trial on 3 separate occasions, being adjourned for various reasons. Just prior to the third listed trial, Adam Ly, our Director and Principal successfully negotiated a favourable plea-deal for our client which involved reducing the original 5 charges and “rolling” them up into one specific charge. The facts were disputed, and argued at a “disputed facts hearing” before Judge Syme at the Sydney District Court on 19 October 2019.

Judge Syme found in our client’s favour in relation to the facts in dispute, significantly reducing the seriousness of our client’s offending conduct and his role in the offence.

Our client was ultimately sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 5 years non-parole. At this stage he had already spent 3 years 9 months in custody, with only 15 months before his release.

He will be returned to his family in Colombia in less than 15 months.