Weapons and Drug Charges – Drug Treatment Order
Our client was charged with more than fifty offences in six different briefs.
Following negotiations with the prosecution, a number of charges were withdrawn and our client eventually pleaded guilty to 28 charges. The offences he pleaded guilty to were serious with four of the briefs containing charges of trafficking methylamphetamine as well as weapons offences. These offences also placed him in breach of a six-month suspended sentence. Our client’s priors were reasonably long and included a number of Community Based Orders.
Overall, he was charged with the following:
- Possess Drug of Dependence
- Possess Prohibited Weapon
- Possess Controlled Weapon Without Lawful Excuse
- Proceeds of Crime
We represented the client at the Dandenong Drug Court.
Our client was placed on a two-year Drug Treatment Order. This was a good result because it was his only alternative to an immediate term of imprisonment, which was highly likely due to the nature of the charges and the fact that they put him in breach of a suspended sentence of imprisonment. Further, this result will enable him to obtain help for his long-standing drug addiction.
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