May 24, 2019

DPP v WB: Client receives best possible outcome for possession of prohibited drugs

Charges, statutes and outcomes

  • Supply prohibited drug
  • Possess prohibited drug
  • Deal with proceeds of crime
  • Section 25 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985
  • Section 10 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985
  • Section 16 Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966
  • District Court
  • Intensive Corrections Order
  • Table 2 Offence
  • Indictable quantity
  • Table 1 Offence.

Facts: Charged with supply of prohibited drugs

Police searched WB’s home and located prohibited items during a search warrant procedure. Aside from possession charges WB was charged with a supply of prohibited drugs. This charge carries a 15-year maximum sentence.

Outcome: Plea of guilty resulting in Intensive Correction Order

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented WB and entered a Plea of Guilty to supply of prohibited drugs. A number of other low level possession charges were also taken into account. WB received the best possible outcome, with consideration of the substantial supply of drugs. WB was sentenced to 24 months of an Intensive Correction Order to be served in the community.

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are experienced in defending possession of drug charges, including possession of drug charges and dealing with proceeds of crime. We have assisted many clients in doing so. If you have been charged with an offence(s) such as this case study and think a similar course of action is appropriate in your situation, call us on (02) 9261 4281 to discuss your legal options.