Multiple Drug Offences, Plea of Guilty in the County Court

Shaun Pascoe, who is based in our Doogue + George – Heidelberg Office, represented the client for this case at the Melbourne County Court. The client was charged with multiple drug offences, including trafficking a drug of dependence (amphetamines). As it was alleged that his client was part of a larger drug syndicate, his client’s case was too serious to be heard in the Magistrates Court.

Overall, the charges he faced were:

Shaun was able to successfully negotiate the withdrawal of some of the traffic drug of dependence charges. As a result, the County Court heard just two charges, Traffic DOD and Possess DOD. By distinguishing between his client’s role and the role of other co-accused, the absence of similar offending, and the period over which the trafficking was alleged to have occurred, Shaun was able to persuade the County Court Judge to impose a Community Based Order for 18 months with conditions including unpaid community work, supervision, and assessment for drug counselling.


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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