Community Corrections Order for Trafficking Drugs of Dependence

This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for Trafficking Drugs of Dependence.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client had a number of charges for Trafficking in Drugs of Dependence. The police had executed a search warrant at her house where there were various drugs found including cocaine, cannabis, ecstasy, and methamphetamine. The client also had approximately $50,000 cash found in her possession which was alleged to be proceeds of drug trafficking.

What happened at court?
The client instructed us to enter pleas of guilty to the charges. We provided legal representation at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

Due to the quantity of drugs and the amount of cash seized in the search, there was a very high risk that our client would be sentenced to a term of imprisonment. Luckily our client came and saw us immediately after getting charged. This allowed for us to have months to prepare her plea of guilty.

We encouraged the client to get involved with a specialist ongoing treatment to address her underlying reasons for offending. By the time her plea arrived, the client already had extensive material that indicated her steps of rehabilitation.

What was the result?
The magistrate was very impressed with our client’s letter of apology addressed to the court, specifically with the client’s commentary on how drug trafficking affects the wider community. The client was praised for her remorse and insight.
Ultimately the magistrate sentenced the client to a
12-month Community Corrections Order for the Trafficking Drugs of Dependence charges.

Elements of Trafficking Drugs of Dependence:
  • The accused trafficked or attempted to traffick in a drug of dependence.
  • The act of trafficking or attempting to traffic was intentional.
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