Cultivation and Possession of Narcotic Plants – Discharged

This is a case study on drug charges and theft resulting in a withdrawal of the charges.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client had been charged with cultivation and possession of narcotic plants, and theft of electricity. The client has no criminal record and the matter was listed for a contested hearing. The police had executed a search warrant and found the client at the address with a ‘grow room’ in one of the rooms of the house.

What happened at court?
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:

What was the result?
The police officers were cross-examined and criticised for failing to investigate a number of things. Our client was eventually discharged and the police were ordered to pay the client’s legal fees.
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 15/02/2018