Bail Application for Traffic and Drug Charges

This is a case study on a bail application for traffic and drug charges.

What is alleged to have occured?
The police charged our client with Driving Disqualified and several other drug offences. The allegations were that our client was trafficking 12 kilograms of cannabis and was in possession of prohibited weapons such as knives and a handgun. Cannabis was found in his car. A search of his home also revealed cannabis plants, cannabis, scales, drying racks, and an electrical bypass.

There were also warrants for our client related to 4 other matters that include a Breach of Community Corrections Order.

What happened at court?
We applied for bail in behalf of the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. Overall, the offences involved were:

  • Drive Disqualified
  • Trafficking
  • Possess Drug of Dependence
  • Had equipment in connection with a Burglary
  • Fail to Answer Bail
A testimony from our client’s mother was submitted, telling the court that her son could stay with her and that she would supervise him. We were also able to establish before the magistrate that there was no strong evidence to support the Trafficking allegation against the client.

What was the result?
Our client was successfully granted bail by the court with support from CISP. This was an excellent outcome for a bail application for traffic and drug charges.

DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 20/03/2020