Possess Drug of Dependence and Other Charges – Good Behaviour Bond

The client was a truck driver pulled over by highway patrol. He had failed to complete his log book properly, and when the truck was searched he was found to have amphetamines in a false bottomed bottle in his fridge. When drug tested, our client returned a positive result for amphetamine.

Our client was charged with:

  • Possess Drug of Dependence
  • Drive While Impaired By Drugs
  • Exceed PC Drugs – 49(1)(h)
  • Fail to Record Time and Place of Rest/Rest Change

We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate was persuaded the client didn’t have a long standing drug problem, but was trying to overcome fatigue he was suffering after having had an illness for 6 months. The client’s ability to work and support his family is reliant on having a driver’s licence.

The client received a good behaviour bond with a special condition he make a donation to a charity nominated by the Magistrate. No orders were made affecting his driver’s licence.


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