Trafficking, Possess Drug of Dependence – Wholly Suspended Sentence

The client was found at a friend’s place with 300 ecstasy tablets and 3 ounces of ICE in a bumbag in his possession. His phone had evidence of drug-related transactions on it. he had no relevant prior convictions, but also had no history or current evidence of addiction issues which might explain the offending.

He was charged with:

We represented the client at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

The client plead guilty and was given a wholly suspended sentence, despite the quantities involved and the alleged profit motive. He was also fined and was spared having to do unpaid community work. This was particularly significant to the client as his current employment required him to work 6 days a week.


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