Our client held a position in senior management which required him to travel overseas frequently. We immediately referred our client to services to assist with rehabilitative prospects in relation to the use of drugs of dependence. Our client willingly attended these services.
Dee Giannopoulos represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Possess Drug of Dependence.
Following negotiations between our solicitor and the police prosecutor, it became evident that the prosecution would face significant difficulties in being successful in securing a conviction for the Burglary offence. It was agreed that the prosecution, having had these difficulties pointed out to them, would withdraw the Burglary charge. Meanwhile a diversion for Possess Drug of Dependence would be best given the circumstances.
Our client agreed that he was in possession of the very small quantity of the drug of dependence. However, having a criminal record for such an offence would cause severe detriment to his employment in terms of ability to travel overseas.
An application was made by our office for our client to be considered for diversion. This is the only way in which he could avoid any disclosure of the charge against his name. The prosecution accepted that our client was a suitable candidate for diversion.
The matter proceeded before the court and our solicitor appeared.
The presiding officer agreed to place our client on a diversion for Possess Drug of Dependence. He completed the conditions and remains without a criminal record.
- That the substance in question was a drug of dependence
- That the accused possessed that substance
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