March 4, 2019

SS – Client charged with possession of a prohibited drug

Keywords: Possession of a prohibited drug – section 10 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW), Conditional Release Order – section 9(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW)

Facts:

SS was charged with possession of a prohibited drug at a music festival. Police were performing a general drug dog operation and approached SS, who was carrying one capsule of MDMA.

Outcome:

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented SS who entered a plea of guilty for possession of a drug. SS received the best possible outcome of a 12-month conditional release order, without conviction, to be of good behaviour, pursuant to section 9(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).