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An example of this offence is the use of the date rape drugs.

Your Options

Plead not guilty

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

1. You:

a. Administer an intoxicating substance to another person; or

b. Cause another person to take an intoxicating substance.

2. With intent to enable yourself, or another or to assist a third person to commit an indictable offence.

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.

The offence of Use intoxicating substance to commit an indictable offence carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment in the Local Court and 25 years imprisonment in the District Court. The offence of Use intoxicating substance to commit an indictable offence is an extremely serious one and 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: