February 15, 2018

No Conviction Recorded for Drug Possession at Music Festival: AW

Police sniffer dog identifies prohibited drugs on client

AW was a 23 year old man who was attending the ‘Fuzzy Field Day’ music festival in Sydney. A police sniffer dog identified him outside the festival to which he admitted to police that he was in possession of a small amount of prohibited drugs. He was taken to a police search area where he was stripped searched. During this entire process he cooperated with police and followed their instructions.

Guilty plea – representation at sentencing hearing

He was charged with possessing a prohibited drug to which he pleaded guilty. Drug specialist lawyers from O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors assisted AW in the preparation of his sentencing case to ensure that he presented himself in the best possible manner before the Magistrate.

No conviction recorded as Magistrate considers range of factors

The court took into account the fact that AW had intended to use the drugs to take his mind off the recent passing of his grandmother and that it was out of his ordinary character. This was supported by a number of character references which spoke of his good character. Other factors that the Magistrate took into consideration were his age, cooperation with police, lack of criminal record and genuine remorse. It was accepted that it was appropriate to deal with matter by way of good behaviour bond under section 10 of the Crimes Act. No conviction was recorded and AW was sentenced to a good behaviour bond.

This is just one of many successful outcomes where O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors have represented clients in drug related cases. If you have been charged with a drug related offence and require representation call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.