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 a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ to the supply charge as instructed by our client. This was ultimately dismissed. Instead, we successfully negotiated for a lesser charge of possession of a prohibited drug.
As our client had previous serious charges, it was the best possible outcome to receive a non-custodial sentence of a CCO (Community Corrections Order) for a duration of 12 months.
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.