Conspiracy to Traffick, Possess Drug of Dependence, Trafficking – Charges Withdrawn

Tnis is a case study on drug offences resulting in the withdrawal of the charges.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with trafficking drugs into a prison. She had been charged on the basis that she was having conversations with a prisoner who allegedly was facilitating the contraband being brought into the prison. Police alleged that the conversations were related to the trafficking in by a third party. However, there was limited evidence of a connection between the two.

What happened at court? Our client faced charges of:

We represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.

We put to the Prosecution that the charges prior to contest must be withdrawn. They would not withdraw. Further pressure was put on the police at the special mention before the hearing whereby the charges were withdrawn.

Our client did not have a criminal record and, if convicted of this offending, she was likely to receive a suspended sentence like her co-accused.

What was the result?
We were able to negotiate the withdrawal of the charges before the contested hearing. As a result, our client did not receive a criminal record. Furthermore, she avoided the stress of a contested hearing.
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 25/02/2013