Cultivation of Narcotic Plants, Trafficking, and Possess Drug of Dependence

The client had cultivated cannabis plants in shed and processed them ready for sale. Upon detection by the police, the client showed them the set-up. The police seized all equipment from the set-up including an amount of cannabis, totalling up to 6kg.

He was charged with:

We represented him at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

The client made admissions to the offending and was co-operative with police, pleading guilty at earliest opportunity. He was suffering great financial stress at the time due to a mortgage and a young child and wanted some extra money to supplement his income as an apprentice tradesman. He was remorseful for his actions and was supported by his father and his partner. He wanted to be a good role model for his young son.

Following negotiations with the prosecution, a plea was entered with respect to charges Cultivation of narcotic plants and Trafficking. The charge of Possess Drug of Dependence was withdrawn.

Character references and drug screens were provided on his plea. The client was placed on a good behaviour bond for a period of 2 years without conviction.


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