Drug Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

According to VIC Law for the charge of Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence,

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 – SECT 77
Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

77. Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

A person shall not forge or attempt to forge or fraudulently alter or attempt to fraudulently alter or utter or attempt to utter knowing it to be forged or fraudulently altered a prescription or order for a drug of dependence.

Penalty: 20 penalty units or level 8 imprisonment (1 year maximum) or both.

The Maximum Penalty – Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

According to VIC Law for the charge of Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence, 1 year / 20 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

(a) The accused forged, attempted to forge a prescription or presented a forged presecription for the purpose of obtaining a drug of dependence.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Honest and reasonable mistake of belief
(d) Identification dispute
(e) Lack of intent
(f) Mental impairment

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Forging prescriptions and orders for drugs of dependence

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009