Criminal and Wilful Damage, Possess Drug of Dependence – Withdrawn

Our client had significant mental health issues and was put in a care facility. He was charged with possession of cannabis and criminal damage to a rocking chair. After being arrested by the police, he was admitted as an inpatient to the hospital.

We represented the client at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court for the following charges:

We were able to highlight the frivolity of the charges given their insignificant nature and our client’s poor mental health at the time. This was done after negotiations with the prosecution. Following the service of a psychiatric report, all charges were withdrawn.

Family members were very upset by the way the matter had been handled by his carers and wanted the charges dropped. These charges were ultimately dropped as a result of successful negotiations much to the relief and appreciation of the family.


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