Prohibited Weapons – Withdrawn

withdrawing a prohibited weapons chargeOur client was driving his vehicle when he was pulled over by the police. They performed a search of his vehicle and discovered a baton. He was eventually charged with Possessing a Prohibited Weapon.

We acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

English is our client’s second language and the police provided no justification for performing the search on the vehicle to which our client allegedly consented. We challenged the lawfulness of the search at the case conference of the matter.

The police ultimately withdrew the charge prior to the matter going to contest.

Our client was very worried about the offence affecting his criminal record and the impact that it would have on his licenses required for his business. The relevant licensing authority had been made aware of the charge and had suspended their decision until the case is heard. With the charge withdrawn, it removed that hurdle from his application.

Our client was very happy with the result.


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 13/07/2015