non-conviction order for teacher charged with possession of cocaine


Alan* was apprehended by police during an overt drug detection operation in the eastern suburbs.

Alan was sitting in a bar in the eastern suburbs, when uniformed police officers with a drug detection dog entered the premises.

Plain clothes police saw Alan attempting to hide a bag of cocaine when the uniformed police entered the premises. The plain clothes police detained and questioned Alan. Alan was subsequently charged with possession of a prohibited drug.

Alan was highly distressed by the charge, and concerned that a conviction would cause him to fail the Working With Children Check (WWCC) and would jeopardise his career as a teacher.

Outcome: No Conviction Recorded

After a plea of guilty, Alan was not convicted of the offence, on the condition that Alan enter into a 12 month good behaviour bond.

This non-conviction order meant that Alan’s teaching career would not be jeopardised.

We can provide you with advice on your legal options including your legal rights, possible defences and penalties. It is important that you speak to an experienced drug lawyer before entering a plea.


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

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