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Trafficking, possession and consumption of drugs in Singapore is a very serious offence. If you have been charged with a drug related offence you should not take it lightly. At Emerald Law our criminal defence lawyers specialise in assisting clients who have been charged with drug related offences. Our experience in dealing with such matters will allow us to assist you.

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Section 8(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act in Singapore allows the Singapore Courts to charge a person with a fine of up to S$20,000 and a jail term of up to 10 years.

 

Factors such as the quantity of the drugs and the type of drugs found will also play a vital role in the sentencing. 

 

Contact us today if you or your loved one is in such a situation so that we can assist you. 

Under s 17 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, there is a presumption of trafficking when it comes to possession of certain drugs over a certain limit. The section specifies the drugs and the quantity that you need to possess for the presumption to kick in. If you are found to possess more than the quantity listed in this section, you are presumed to possess the drugs for the purposes of trafficking and depending on the type of drugs and the quantity, the offence of trafficking is one that is punishable by death.

Under Section 8A of the Misuse of Drugs Act a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident, it is a crime to consume drugs outside of Singapore.

 

If any trace of a controlled drug is found in your urine or hair, there is a presumption that you had consumed the drug illegally under Section 22 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

 

It is important to note that rebutting this presumption is a difficult task and we advise anyone in this situation to engage the help of a lawyer

Yes it is an offence to own such devices without a valid reason. While you may pass the urine or hair test you may still be charged for consuming drugs due to the fact that you possess such devices. 

Under Section 17 of the Misuse of Drugs Act if the amount and type of drug that was on you or at a location excess a certain amount you will be sentenced to jail and be ordered to be canned a certain number of strokes. 

 

It is important to note that based on the quantity and type of drug in your possession exceeds a certain amount, you may be sentenced to death by hanging. 

Under certain circumstances, you may be issued with a Certificate of Substantive Assistance.

With this certificate, your sentence of death will be lowered to life-imprisonment.

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