Importation

In Australia, the Criminal Code Act and the Customs Act are among a number of actions which prohibit the importation of drugs, weapons, explosives, firearms and wildlife. Importation offences are treated as very serious offences by the Australian Government, resulting in severe penalties being imposed, up to and including a custodial sentence.

Penalties

Offence

Penalty

Importation of Non-firearm weapons & Explosives

Maximum imprisonment term of 10 years

Importation of Wildlife

Maximum imprisonment term of 10 years

and/or

fine of 1,000 penalty units

Importation of Steroids Maximum imprisonment term of 5 years

and/or

fine of 1,000 penalty units

Importation of Firearms Maximum imprisonment term of 10 years

and/or

a fine of 2,500 penalty units

 

The complexity of these offences requires the extensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail which our lawyers provide. Our team has specialised knowledge inĀ Importation offences having assisted many clients successfully defend charges or obtain lesser penalties once sentenced.

If you have been charged with these offences, our experts can help. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers in our office.

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