Are you facing drug trafficking charges?

MK Law

Michael Kuzilny from MK LAW has been working in the Criminal Justice System of Victoria for over 30 years. MK LAW are market leaders when it comes to domestic violence /assault charges and intervention orders.

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Drug Trafficking includes conduct such as preparing, manufacturing, exchanging and propositioning others to sell drugs. It also includes offences such as possession of drugs with the intent to sell.

Drug Trafficking Offences are provided in various pieces of legislation, notably the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (known as the Drugs Act) and the Crimes Act 1958.

Drug Offences in Victoria are classified as either summary offences or indictable offences. Summary Offences are less serious and are tried in the Magistrates Court, while Indictable Offences are more serious and are tried in the County Court or the Supreme Court.

MK Law can provide 24/7 legal advice regarding charges of this nature by calling 1800 130 120 immediately.


We can assist in the following matters:

Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence: 

This offence is relevant when an accused has been found guilty of trafficking a drug in a low (personal) quantity. The maximum penalty for this offence is 15 years imprisonment, of 20 years imprisonment if it occurs in a school/in a public place within 500 metres of a school.

Commercial Drug Trafficking:

A ‘commercial’ quantity of drugs is defined differently dependent on the drug in question. In general, it is presumed that a commercial quantity is an amount of drugs that can be used by an individual in multiple transactions. The maximum penalty is 25 years imprisonment.

Large Commercial Drug Trafficking:

Like Commercial Drug Trafficking above, the quantity involved is dependent upon the drug in question, although it will be a higher quantity than a Standard Commercial Amount. This is the most severe category in Trafficking. If found guilty, the penalties can be very serious. The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.

How we can help you

Drugs Law in Victoria is extremely complicated and significant legislative resources have been devoted to this area of law. This is evidenced by the fact that the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 is a comprehensive piece of legislation, specifically focussed to Drugs Law. Therefore, in order to navigate the laws and understand what is relevant to a particular case, a legal professional must be engaged. The team at MKLAW are all experienced in this area of law and we provide a broad range of services to focus on getting a positive outcome for all our clients.

The services we provide are as follows:

  • Representation at police interviews
  • Bail Application
  • Legal Advice on the defences available to you
  • Legal Representation at all stages of court proceedings, including pre-trial disclosures, arraignment, trial and appeal if necessary

Often, Drug matters involve multiple charges. This may mean that it is appropriate to plead guilty to some charges and Not Guilty to other charges. We can assist with the following:

  • Advise on which charges to plead guilty to
  • Advise you on the implications of your specific plea
  • Apply for the remaining charges to be withdrawn
  • Advise you of your eligibility for a Diversion Program, which will give you the chance to avoid a criminal record
  • Help you carry out the conditions for recommendation to the Diversion Program
  • Represent you at Diversion Hearings, if you are granted a Diversion

The team at MKLAW is committed to provide expert legal assistance to ensure positive resolution in our client’s matters.

Why choose us

The complexity of Victorian Criminal Laws requires a seasoned legal representative to navigate the turbulent waters. With over 30 years of legal experience, the team at MKLAW appreciate this complexity. For an unrepresented accused, proceedings may well be nerve-wracking and distressing, because of the lack of knowledge of the rules of evidence – what is admissible, when to object to a statement for the witness for the prosecution, etc. – or the rules of the court and how proceedings are conducted. Your case will be significantly compromised as a result. An accused represented by an inexperienced lawyer is not in a much better position.

With the potential loss of freedom or property at stake, this is where you need the MKLAW team. Our lawyers have decades of experience in criminal defence and have represented countless clients charged with both serious and light offences before Victorian courts, with very high rates of success.

We know that the period of a criminal trial can be a confusing and emotional time for the accused and their family. Thus, in all criminal matters that we handle, we treat our clients with the utmost compassion. All information provided to us is treated in a confidential and respectful manner.

Our team is diligent, efficient and works fast to ensure we meet all court deadlines, and our services are reasonably-priced.