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Leon, Solicitor
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I have court trial tomorrow I didn't qualify for legal aid

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Hi I have court trial tomorrow I didn't qualify for legal aid and can't afford a lawyer I plead guilty to one poss of dangerous drugs charge(small amount meth) at summary , I have 2 other poss dangerous drugs charges 14 pills(MDMA) and 10 pills(unknown) I've waited 14 weeks for testing of them I don't even know what they are myself I doubt they are illegal at all. What will happen tomoro do you have any advice that will help me at all if they somehow did test positive i would plead guilty what punishment am I looking at , I have no previous and its at Richland's magistrates court brisbane
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

Good Morning.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

What exactly are your charges and the act you are charged under. I cannot tell you exactly what you will get only what the maximum will be.

The court deal with each case on its own merits.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
DM 9 possessing dangerous drugs
Methyl amphetamine under 0.05
Plead guilty at summaryDm 9 possess dangerous drugs
12 blue tablets ("thought" to be
Methamphetamine) waiting for
Test resultsDm 9 possess dangerous drugs
17 blue pills unsure of what
chemical or drug still waiting for test results
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

This is a serious charge and you can get up to 25 years jail

I would suggest you not plead guilty tomorrow but seek an adjournment to get legal advise. It would be a call over and you will have the right to get a solicitor to represent you. If you are pleading guilty they will not charge more than 1 days work.

But you should not be doing this on your own

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