May 24, 2019

PK – Client receives successful outcome for drug charge after negotiation

Supply prohibited drug – Supply – Drugs – Section 25 (1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 – Possession of Prohibited Drug – Section 10 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 –  Indictable – Table 1 Offence – Community Correction Order – 12 months – Supervision

Facts: Charged with supply of prohibited drugs

Our client was charged with supply of prohibited drug under section 25 (1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. The act of supplying or knowingly taking part in the supply of prohibited drugs constitutes as an offence carrying a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment where the offence involves less than a commercial quantity.

Outcome: Charges dismissed

We entered pleas of Not Guilty to the supply charge in court which ultimately the magistrate dismissed. Instead, O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors successfully negotiated for the lesser charge of Possession of Prohibited Drug.  This charge carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison NSW and / or a $2, 200 fine. Based on the seriousness of the previous charge, including the possible 2 year sentence our client could have received before a court, we successfully sought a non-custodial sentence of a Community Corrections Order for the duration of 12 months for PK.

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