Bail Application for Trafficking (Large Commercial Quantity)
Our client was charged with trafficking a large commercial quantity of a number of different drugs. It was alleged that he was part of a larger syndicate involved in regular distribution in Victoria. A search warrant was executed on our client’s home when he was not present and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The client contacted our office for advice and representation at a bail application for the Trafficking charge.
We arranged a time and place for the record of interview. We made sure to attend with the client to support him through the process and to ensure that it was conducted expeditiously, as well as to assist him if any questions arise during the interview. Being with the client during the interview allowed us to obtain further details not included during the recorded process. We were able to collect information that proved to be useful during a bail application and we also further understood matters which might assist the client in getting a positive outcome.
In order to help the client, we made sure to secure a place for him at a drug rehabilitation centre. We also supported and responded to questions from his family members and arranged a surety and briefing counsel to appear at the bail application. The magistrate was satisfied that all these measures put in place would ensure that the client would appear at court for future hearings and that the risk of re-offending was reduced.
The client’s bail application for Trafficking was granted and he was released from custody to reside at a rehabilitation centre for 3 months.
Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.
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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 02/03/2017