Sentence Appeal – Drug Charges

DrugsThis is a case study on a sentence appeal for drug charges.

Our client had an extremely long criminal history (over 30 pages). He had been initially represented by another firm in the Magistrates’ Court and had pleaded guilty to possessing a drug of dependence and committing an indictable offence while on bail. He was sentenced to 28 days imprisonment.

The client then filed an appeal against the sentence and we appeared for him for this appeal at the Melbourne County Court. Overall the charges involved were:

Submissions were made to the sentencing judge and documents were tendered. Her Honour eventually set aside the order of the Magistrates’ Court and ordered the client to pay $500, ultimately making this a successful sentence appeal for drug charges.


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 22/11/2017