If you are successfully found not guilty, no penalty applies.
Supply of a prohibited drug is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 15 years.
Section 25 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) states that “a person who supplies, or who knowingly takes part in the supply of, a prohibited drug, is guilty of an offense”.
Upon conviction, the Court may impose the following penalties:
- Conditional release Order (CRO) – A non conviction without penalty which is usually accompanied with a condition to be of good behaviour for a period of time. If a CRO is breached, the offender may be resentenced on the prior offence and receive a harsher outcome.
- Fine – A criminal conviction with a monetary penalty.
- A Community Corrections Order (CCO) – A criminal conviction with a bond to be of good behaviour and any other Order the Court deems fit including a Community Service work component.
- Intensive Corrections Order (ICO) – A custodial sentence which the offender serves in the community and is subject to the supervision of Probation & Parole. It may include a home detention or a Community Service Work component. Breaches of an ICO are dealt with very seriously and are determined by the State Parole Authority.
- Full time Imprisonment) – Incarceration in a prison away from the community with a set non parole period.