Police find prohibited drug on client outside hotel

Police stop and search client for drugs

Craig* was outside a hotel in Sydney when he was stopped by police. When the police asked him whether he had just bought drugs, he responded with, “yes.”

Subsequently, he handed the police a small resealable bag containing white powder, indicating signs of cocaine. The police then arrest him and charge him with ‘possess prohibited drug.’

Our lawyers represent Craig in sentencing hearing

One of our criminal defence lawyers represented Craig in his sentencing hearing at Downing Centre Local Court. The defence presented Craig’s case in the best possible light.

This included highlighting:

  • early plea
  • cooperation with the police
  • personal circumstances as supprorted by medical reports

The Magistrate took these range of factors into account. However, given the fact that he had faced two prior charges where he had received a section 10,  he got a conviction in this instance. Consequently, the Magistrate fined him.

If police have charged you with possess prohibited drug, speak to an experienced drug lawyer. Call us on (02) 9261 4281 to book a free initial consultation.


O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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