Drug Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Possession of precursor chemicals

According to VIC Law for the charge of Possession of precursor chemicals,

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 – SECT 71D
Possession of precursor chemicals

71D. Possession of precursor chemicals

A person who, without being authorized by or licensed under this Act or the regulations (if any) to do so or otherwise without a lawful excuse, possesses a prescribed precursor chemical in a quantity that is not less than the prescribed quantity applicable to that precursor chemical is guilty of an indictable offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Possession of precursor chemicals

According to VIC Law for the charge of Possession of precursor chemicals, 5 years imprisonment and/or 600 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Possession of precursor chemicals

(a) The accused was, without lawful excuse, in possession of at least the prescribed quantity of a chemical.

(b) The chemical was a prescribed precursor chemical.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Possession of precursor chemicals

(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 – Possession of precursor chemicals

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009