Drug Offence Lawyers Sydney

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers 

Green & Associates are the drug lawyer Sydney residents trust for a fair outcome.

When it comes to narcotics and possession charges, you need a drug offence lawyer who understands the complexity of Australian drug laws. Our dedicated team has over 40 years of combined experience navigating everything from minor drug possession charges to plea deals, drug supply charges and indictable offences. With a success rate of 97%, you can trust our solicitors to get the best result for your case, whatever the circumstances.

We’ve defended a wide range of drug charges including drug use, possession, supply and trafficking, cultivation, manufacturing, aiding and abetting, and possession of drug-use implements. No matter your situation, our team provides unparalleled support and expert advice to give you a fighting chance.

It’s not just our expertise that sets us apart — our criminal lawyers understand how stressful, confusing and intense drug offence charges can be for our clients. We go the extra mile to ensure all our clients receive clear advice, transparent communication and dedicated support for their cases.

If you or someone you know is facing drug offence charges, contact Green & Associates today and choose the drug lawyer Sydney-siders trust.

Green & Associates Solicitors Experience and Success 

  • In addition to the below, our criminal defence lawyers have obtained an intensive corrections order with no additional conditions for a client raided at home and found with two ounces of cocaine, cash and small amounts of other drugs, even in the bedroom ensuite;
  • We have obtained an intensive corrections order with 7-day work release and no additional conditions after pleading guilty to marijuana cultivation involving a hydroponic factory with hundreds of plants and prior prison time for homicide;
  • Our defence team have obtained only a two-year prison term for a client raided and found with a large commercial quantity of cocaine, other commercial quantities of drugs and steroids, weapons, firearms in the home, indicia of drug supply, tens of thousands of dollars in cash alleged to be proceeds of crime, and in breach of 2 x intensive correction orders for commercial quantities of cocaine and GBH at the time home was raided; obtained a two-year intensive corrections order for a client raided where a commercial quantity of cocained found, along with over a dozen types of steroids, firearms, hundreds of identification cards belonging to others and almost $50,000 in cash, and even got the cash back. 

Client’s House Searched by Police and Drugs Seized

Our client faced a daunting situation when their house was searched by the police, resulting in the discovery of a small amount of methamphetamine and two kilograms of cannabis. Even more concerning, the police located a safe containing 100 grams of methamphetamine. The charges against our client were serious and carried significant penalties.

Through meticulous negotiations with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), we were able to secure the withdrawal of the methamphetamine located in the safe. This successful negotiation considerably reduced the gravity of the charges our client was facing. Ultimately, our client was sentenced to a Community Corrections Order for 2 years. This outcome allowed our client to avoid imprisonment and provided an opportunity for rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Client’s House Searched by Police; Drugs and Weapon Seized

In a highly complex case, our client’s house was searched by the police, resulting in a staggering 26 separate charges, including possession of 233.5 grams of cocaine, dangerous weapons, and various other illicit and prescribed restricted substances. 

We challenged the legality of the search and, through skillful negotiations, were able to secure a plea deal that reduced the charges to half the amount of cocaine and two weapons charges. Our client was subsequently sentenced to a 16-month Intensive Corrections Order, a result that marked a significant victory in light of the initial charges.

Client Charged with Large Commercial Cultivation of Drugs

Our client, who had a prior criminal record, faced a serious charge of large commercial cultivation of cannabis plants. The potential penalties were severe, including the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence.

Through diligent legal work and persuasive submissions, we successfully negotiated a sentence of an Intensive Corrections Order lasting 2 years and 5 months, with the option of home detention. This arrangement allowed our client to continue working and leave their house six days a week, striking a balance between punishment and rehabilitation.

Police Search of Hotel Room – Drug Charges 

After the police searched a hotel room that our client had recently left, resulting in the discovery of drugs, our client was charged with a total of 11 offences. Through negotiations, we were able to reduce the charges to two small drug possession charges.

Importantly, we also referred to the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW) to divert our client away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate care and support. This approach ensured that our client received the assistance they needed while avoiding a criminal record and its long-term consequences.


The drug possession lawyer Sydney locals turn to for a fair outcome

Whether you’re battling drug possession charges or defending a drug driving offence, Green & Associates are in your corner.

Our criminal lawyers take the stress out of navigating NSW drug laws, using our combined expertise to give your case the best shot at success. We provide flexible meeting times, clear communication and utmost discretion to deliver a calm, streamlined legal experience.

From common charges to complex cases, we know how to get results. With more than 1,500 cases under our belts, we’ve built a reputation for excellence as leading drug possession lawyers in Sydney. Our excellent results have created strong connections to local police, judicial officers, prosecutors and some of the region’s best criminal barristers.

Plus, we offer transparent fees to all our clients — that means no hidden charges and no unexpected costs.

We speak your language. Leave the legal jargon to us. We cut through confusion with clear communication and expert advice.

We’re honest. We keep things simple with upfront legal fees. Plus, you’ll always be kept in the loop with regular updates and transparent advice.

We’re driven. We get the best results for our clients. With a 97% success rate on over 1,500 cases, you can trust our team to give your case a fighting chance.

We’re connected. We’ve developed strong relationships with barristers across Sydney to give your case the best representation.

We’re approachable. We understand how difficult it is to deal with drug offence charges. Our compassionate, reliable team will give you the support you need throughout your case.

We’re easy to find. Our team is centrally located in Potts Point.

We offer discounts for early fee payments. Get 10% off your legal fees when you pay within seven days of signing with us.

Take a look at our main service areas below:

We also service a range of surrounding areas in Central Sydney. Visit our full list of service areas or get in touch for more information.

Get the representation you deserve with Green & Associates. Contact us and find a dedicated drug offence lawyer in Sydney today.

Potts Point

Kings Cross


Rushcutters Bay

Elizabeth Bay


Surry Hills

From summary offences to major charges, we’re your leading drug offence lawyer in Sydney

If you or someone you know is facing drug charges in Sydney, it’s important to understand the type of charge you’re facing.

Under the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985, there are two main categories for drug offences: summary offences and indictable offences.

Summary offences

Summary offences are generally less severe than indictable offences. Examples of summary offences include drug possession, forging prescriptions, aiding and abetting, possession of drug implements and administering drugs to others. 

These offences typically involve small quantities of drugs. If an individual is found with traffickable or indictable quantities, the police may charge them with an indictable offence.

Indictable offences

Indictable offences are serious offences such as manufacturing prohibited drugs, cultivating prohibited plants such as cannabis, ongoing supply of prohibited drugs, and aiding and abetting any of these offences. You can be charged with an indictable offence if you are in possession of a traffickable or indictable quantity of a prohibited drug.

Our drug offence lawyers are experienced with various summary and indictable drug offences. Contact us now and get the support you need with Green & Associates.

Types of prohibited drugs in NSW

The Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 contains a comprehensive list of every prohibited drug in the state, including but not limited to:

Amphetamines such as meth, ice (crystal meth) and speed.

Cannabis in various forms including cannabis leaf, cannabis resin, cannabis plant, cannabis oil and more.


Ecstasy and MDMA

Gamma butyrolactone, found in GHB



Lysergic acid, found in LSD


The penalty for drug offences is determined in part by the quantity of each drug. Each quantity fits into a category outlined by the DMTA from least to most severe.

Small Quantity

Traffickable Quantity

Indictable Quantity

Commercial Quantity

Large Commercial Quantity

The weight limit for each category varies depending on the type of prohibited drug. For example, an indictable quantity for cocaine is 5 g but is 1000 g for cannabis leaf.

To be found guilty of drug possession, the accused must have known they were in control or possession of a prohibited drug at the stipulated time.

Whatever your circumstances, our expert team will cut through the legal jargon and help you navigate drug use, possession and supply charges. Contact us today.

FAQs about drug offences

What is the DMTA?

The DMTA is an abbreviation of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act, which was established in 1985 to legislate against the supply, possession, manufacturing and use of prohibited drugs in NSW. It is the primary legislation for regulating drugs in NSW and includes a comprehensive list of prohibited substances.

What is a drug driving offence?

A drug driving offence applies when the accused is suspected of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of prohibited drugs. Charges can be made if prohibited drugs are found in the accused’s blood, urine or oral fluid.

Penalties for a drug driving offence in NSW range from license suspensions to heavy fines and imprisonment. Contact us if you need a drug driving lawyer in Sydney.

When does a drug possession charge turn into a deemed supply charge?
Deemed supply charges are based on the quantity of prohibited drugs in the accused’s possession. A deemed supply charge can be made against the accused if they are found to have more than a “traffickable” amount of drugs in their possession. Having more than a traffickable amount of drugs suggests that the accused is in possession of prohibited drugs for the purpose of supply, and not for personal use.

The minimum traffickable amount of each drug varies based on its weight. For example, the minimum traffickable quantity is 3.0 g for amphetamine, 0.75 g for MDMA/ecstasy and 300 g for cannabis leaf.

What are some defences against a deemed supply charge?
Under Section 29 of the DMTA, deemed supply charges can still be made even if there is no evidence that the accused is supplying a prohibited drug.

To defend a deemed supply charge, the accused must prove on the balance of probabilities that they were in possession of the prohibited substance for reasons other than supply. For example, holding drugs for another party is a common defence against this charge.

However, the prosecution may decide that a deemed supply charge does not apply depending on the circumstances of the case.

What does “Indicia of Supply” mean?

“Indicia of Supply” refers to evidence that suggests the accused was supplying a prohibited substance. Evidence can include:

  • Weapons
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Rubber bands
  • Scales
  • Foil
  • List(s) of customers
  • Multiple or “burner” mobile phones
  • Cash, depending on the amount

These items can be used as evidence for a deemed supply charge.

How is “drug supply” defined?
Under Section 25 of the DMTA, drug supply refers to knowingly selling, distributing or giving away prohibited drugs. Examples of drug supply include:

  • Selling drugs individually or as part of a group
  • Sending drugs via the post
  • Delivering drugs in person
  • Giving away drugs without payment

Call Green & Associates when you need a drug possession, offence or drug driving lawyer in Sydney

With a 97% success rate and over 40 years of experience across our team, we’ll give your case the care it needs. Our team is here to cut through the red tape and get you a better result. Contact us today and get the ball rolling with the drug lawyer Sydney locals rely on.