Successful Defence against Possession of a Prohibited Drug Charge
Possession of a prohibited drug – section 10 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW), Conditional Release Order – section 9(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).
Bob’s Arrest at Coogee Pavilion Hotel
Bob* was apprehended within the bathroom area of Coogee Pavilion Hotel, where the alleged possession of the prohibited drug took place. The charge carried serious consequences that could have significantly impacted Bob’s future.
Guilty Plea and Conditional Release Order:
In accordance with Bob’s instructions and after careful evaluation, we proceeded with a guilty plea. Leveraging our expertise in criminal law and advocacy, we negotiated with the prosecution to secure the best possible outcome for our client.
Avoiding Conviction and Maintaining Good behaviour
As a result, Bob was granted a 12-month Conditional Release Order (CRO) under section 9(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). This favorable resolution meant Bob could avoid a conviction and remain in the community, provided they maintained good behaviour during the specified period.
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Disclaimer: Names have been changed for client confidentiality and the outcome of this case study is specific to the individual client’s circumstances and does not guarantee similar results in other cases.