Drug Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Trafficking in a drug of dependence article page. Everything you need to know about Trafficking in a drug of dependence according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Trafficking in a drug of dependence

According to VIC Law for the charge of Trafficking in a drug of dependence,

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 – SECT 71AC
Trafficking in a drug of dependence

71AC. Trafficking in a drug of dependence

A person who, without being authorized by or licensed under this Act or the regulations to do so, trafficks or attempts to traffick in a drug of dependence is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

The Maximum Penalty – Trafficking in a drug of dependence

According to VIC Law for the charge of Trafficking in a drug of dependence, 15 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Trafficking in a drug of dependence

(a) The accused intentionally trafficked or attempted to traffick a drug of dependence.

(b) The prosecution does not have to prove that the accused was not authorized by or licensed under the Act or regulations to traffick.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Trafficking in a drug 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 – Trafficking in a drug of dependence

Magistrates’ Court

Street Names

Drug Trafficking

 

Date: 09/01/2009