Have you been charged with Possession of Tablet Press?
If so, it is important you engage the services of a specialist in criminal law. You may be able to raise a legal defence based on a number of factors.
Can the prosecution make out their case? Was there a lawful excuse for the possession of a tablet press? Did you have possession of a tablet press, bearing in mind there are differing degrees, and ‘possession’ does not necessarily mean actual, physical control?
Be aware that a conviction for this charge can result in a prison term. Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Elements of the offence
Section 71C of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981.
The prosecution must prove:
- That the defendant possessed a tablet press;
- Without lawful excuse.
The maximum penalty
Level 6 imprisonment being 5 years, a maximum of 600 penalty units being a sum of money determined by the court, or both.
Where will my case be heard?
Possession of Tablet Press is an indictable offence and is heard in the Magistrates’ Court more usually, or in the County Court.
What to do next?
Possession of Tablet Press could mean a term of imprisonment and a large fine should you be convicted. Contact an experienced criminal lawyer today so that you may prepare for your matter as thoroughly as possible.
S71C Possession of Tablet Press
A person who, without being authorised by or licensed under this Act or the regulations (if any) to do so or otherwise without a lawful excuse, possesses a tablet press is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a penalty of not more than 600 penalty units or level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum) or both.