July 15, 2019

YM  – Client receives no conviction for drug possession charge

Facts: Possession of Prohibited Drugs

YM entered Redfern Police Station in inner-city Sydney to report that he had been mugged. During a discussion, he produced a large, clear plastic bag from the back pocket of his pants. A small eye-drop style bottle could be seen within the bag which prompted police to ask some questions about it.

YM allegedly then made admissions he was carrying MDMA and GHB. Police seized the drugs from YM and cautioned him in relation the offence. YM was given a Field Court Attendance Notice to attend the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney’s CBD.

Outcome: Community Release Order without conviction

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully represented YM, who entered a plea of guilty to two counts of possession of a prohibited drug.

His Honour took into account a number of considerations when determining the appropriate penalty for YM. These included:

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

His Honour accepted it was appropriate to sentence YM to a Community Release Order (without conviction) for a period of 18 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.