Facts: District Court appeal over drug possession conviction
JD appealed to the District Court. He had been found guilty and convicted of an offence of possessing a prohibited drug per s.10(1) Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. He had been in possession of six vials of gamma–hydroxybutyrate (GHB) at a music event.
Outcome: drug possession conviction quashed
On appeal in the District Court evidence was led in relation to JD’s work in the arts community and his prospects for work internationally. There was also evidence as to his good character in the circumstances surrounding the offence. The District Court quashed the fines and conviction recorded in the Local Court. The judge dismissed the charge pursuant to s.10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act.
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