Our 23 year old client was charged with supplying 21 capsules of MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine).
It was their first criminal offence. They were extremely anxious about the charge and how it could impact their future.
We helped to put our client at ease, by explaining the charge and court process. We then put in to place a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.
Firstly, we took detailed instructions from our client. As a result of these instructions and the police evidence, we were able to negotiate for the Drug Supply charges to downgraded to Drug Possession. As a result, the maximum penalty decreased from 15 years imprisonment, to 2 years imprisonment.
Secondly, we implemented a strategy to build a strong subjective case for our client. This involved referring them to programs, obtaining relevant reports and character reference material.
Finally, we prepared persuasive written and oral submissions to present in court.
The Result – No Conviction for Drug Possession
Ultimately, we were able convince the court to not impose a criminal conviction. Instead, our client received a Conditional Release Order without conviction.
The only condition is that they be of good behaviour for 18 months. Importantly, this means that the charge won’t show up on a criminal record check in the future.
The above preparation, combined with our experience, was vital to ensure our client received this result. This is because drug possession charges usually result in a conviction, due to their prevalence in society. A conviction is even more likely when there is a larger quantity of drugs, as opposed to 2 or 3 capsules.
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As experienced drug possession lawyers, we are dedicated to your result. We build strong and persuasive cases, to get you the best possible outcome.
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