Robbery and Drug Trafficking – Non-Conviction Fine

RobberyThis is a case study on charges of Robbery, Drug Trafficking, and other offences resulting in a non-conviction fine.

Our client was a relatively young person who was accused of robbing a victim of cash whilst in possession of a weapon. As a result, the client was charged with a very serious example of robbery and drug trafficking. There was a gang of people involved against one person for the robbery and an imitation firearm was also used in order to take money. The client had no prior history whatsoever and initially received an indication on sentence of imprisonment.

Alex Turner acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:

  1. Robbery
  2. Possess Drug of Dependence
  3. Possess Imitation Firearm
  4. Threats to Kill
  5. Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence
  6. Theft

The matter proceeded by way of a return from a deferral of sentence in order for the client to engage with the Youth Community and Law Project. Through meticulous oral submissions made on numerous court appearances, not only was Alex able to avoid imprisonment for the client but he was ultimately able to get the client a non-conviction fine. This was a very successful outcome for a case that involves Robbery and Drug Trafficking. Such a sentence meant that the charges won’t affect the client’s future prospects.


Alex TurnerAlex Turner

Alex was admitted to practice in 2016 and has since been practising exclusively in criminal defence law. He is an experienced solicitor advocate who handles criminal cases at any Victorian court.

Alex ensures that his clients understand the law that applies to their circumstances. He helps them make sound decisions geared to achieving the best possible result in court.

Check out Alex's profile to know more about him.

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 19/07/2018