Drug and Weapons Charges – Wholly Suspended Sentence, Community Corrections Order, Fine

gun-drugsOur client was a young offender who was charged with various drug and weapons offences. These charges are:

  • Traffic drug of dependence
  • Possess drug of dependence
  • Possess a prohibited weapon
  • Use drug of dependence
  • Possess prohibited weapons
  • Possess ammunition bullets

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Impressive material evidencing our client’s steps towards his rehabilitation was tendered to the Magistrate in our submission that our client not be sentenced to serve an immediate gaol term. He was also a young offender with good family support.

Our client received a wholly suspended sentence, was placed on a Community Corrections Order and was fined.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

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