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Intentionally Import Prohibited Tier 1 Goods (Steroids)

Drug Offences – NSW

Welcome to the NSW Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) article page. Everything you need to know about Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) according to NSW law – Dated: 01/02/2011
 

What the Law States according to NSW Law for Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids)

According to NSW Law for the charge of Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids):

On the police facts sheet and the court attendance notice that you may have received you will have a reference to the law part and a short description of offence. These references help the court and the legal profession to identify the exact offence you have been charged with. The law part and short description for this offence are set out in the table below:

Law Part Short Description
37110 Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods
37111 Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods without approval
37238 Intentionally export prohibited tier 1 goods
37239 Intentionally export prohibited tier 1 goods without approval

 

The Maximum Penalty – Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids)

According to NSW Law for the charge of Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids):

The maximum penalty for the charge of intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) (Section 233BAA Customs Act) is a fine of 1,000 penalty units or imprisonment for 5 years, or both.

Note: This charge relates to importation of 20 grams or more (pure weight) of anabolic or androgenic steroids. Importation of a lesser amount is an offence under Section 233 of the Customs Prohibited Import Regulations (Schedule 8). The maximum penalty for this lesser offence is a fine of 1,000 penalty units or imprisonment for 5 years or more.

In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge.

  • Section 10: Indecent Assault proven but dismissed
  • Fine
  • Good behaviour bond
  • Community service order (CSO)
  • Suspended sentence
  • Intensive correction order (previously periodic detention)
  • Home detention
  • Prison sentence

You’ll find a brief description of each of these penalties at the bottom of this page.

Likely Penalty

District Court
Based on our experience and statistics from the Judicial Commission of New South Wales we believe that the penalty in a case that is within the mid range of seriousness for the offence of procuring person to prostitution for drugs, if heard in the District Court, is likely to be a conditional release under section 20 of the Crimes Act.
 

What the Police must prove according to NSW Law for Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids)

To convict you of an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge, the police must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. the person intentionally imported goods; and

2. goods were tier 1 goods and the person was reckless as to that fact; and

3. their importation:
a. was prohibited under this Act absolutely; or
b. was prohibited under this Act unless the approval of a particular person had been obtained and, at the time of the importation, that approval had not been obtained.

They will also need to prove that you were the person who committed the intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) offence.
 

Possible Defences under NSW Law – Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids)

Possible defences to a intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge include but are not limited to:

  • Duress
  • Necessity
  • Self Defence

 

In NSW which court will hear the matter – Intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids)

The offence of intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) can be dealt with in either the local or district courts.


Section 10 for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge: avoiding a criminal record. Normally, when you plead guilty to a criminal offence, the court imposes a penalty and records a conviction. If the court records a conviction, you will have a criminal record. However, if we can convince the court not to convict you, there will be no penalty of any type and no criminal record. In all criminal cases, the court has the discretion not to convict you, but to give you a Section 10 dismissal instead.

Fines for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge: When deciding the amount of a fine for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge the magistrate or judge should consider your financial situation and your ability to pay any fine they set.

Good behaviour bond for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge: This is an order of the court that requires you to be of good behaviour for a specified period of time. The court will impose conditions that you will have to obey during the term of the good behaviour bond. The maximum duration of a good behaviour bond is five years.

Community service order for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge (CSO): This involves either unpaid work in the community at a place specified by probation and parole or attendance at a centre to undertake a course, such as anger management. In order to be eligible for a CSO you have to be assessed by an officer of the probation service as suitable to undertake the order.

Suspended sentence for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge: This is a jail sentence that is suspended upon you entering into a good behaviour bond. Provided the terms of the good behaviour bond are obeyed the jail sentence will not come into effect. A suspended sentence is only available for sentences of imprisonment of up to two years.

Periodic detention for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge (commonly known as weekend detention): This form of imprisonment ceased to be a sentencing option in October 2010.

Intensive correction order for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge (ICO): This option has replaced periodic detention. The court can order you to comply with a number of conditions, such as attending counselling or treatment, not consuming alcohol, complying with a curfew and performing community service.

Jail for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge: This is the most serious penalty for an intentionally import prohibited tier 1 goods (steroids) charge and involves full time detention in a correctional facility.

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