Facts: Possess prohibited drug
BOI was identified by a drug detection dog as carrying cocaine in her bra. She was taken into custody and charged with possession of a prohibited drug (Section 10(1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985).
Outcome: Persuasive character references means non-conviction order and good behaviour bond
BOI instructed O’Brien Solicitors to plead guilty to the offence.
During the sentencing hearing, several impressive character references were provided to the judge. The strength of these references, combined with the strength of the defence submissions, resulted in BOI being given a non-conviction order. This was conditional on the successful completion of a 2 year good behaviour bond (Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999)