Community Release Order (without conviction) for client found with one MDMA tablet

Client found with one MDMA tablet at a Mardi Gras after-party

Sam was attending Candyland Mardi Gras after-party which was held at The Ivy Nightclub located near Wynyard Station.

Before entering, the police observed Sam walking towards the entrance where he was stopped by security to produce ID. As Sam was walking past the police to enter, a drug sniffer dog gave indications that he was in possession of prohibited drugs.

Police allege that Sam denied drug possession and stated he might have been around people who were administering drugs on Mardi Gras. Upon the police searching Sam, they found one MDMA tablet in his left short pocket sealed in a drug bag. Sam was then arrested by police.

Outcome: Community Release Order (without conviction)

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully represented Sam at one of Sydney’s Local Court. 

On his instructions, we confirmed a plea of guilty to a single charge of drug possession for 1 capsule of MDMA, and proceeded to sentence.

Our lawyers made submissions on Sam’s behalf, stating that: 

  • the small quantity of the drug,
  • early guilty plea,
  • being a person of good character,
  • and having no previous convictions.

As a result, Sam was sentenced with a Community Release Order (without conviction) for a period of 8 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.


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

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