Withdrawing Cultivating Cannabis Charge

This is a case study on drug, theft, and Criminal Damage charges resulting in a withdrawal of the charges.
Our client was charged with cultivating cannabis. This was a serious allegation for him because the police were alleging that he had cultivated the cannabis in a reasonably sophisticated set-up in a property and that this was his second offence. The police had our client’s fingerprints on some of the hydroponic equipment at the property and his wife’s phone number was on the electricity bill for the property.
He was charged with:

We represented the client at the Geelong Magistrates’ Court.
Eventually, we were able to achieve a good outcome for this case, successfully withdrawing the Cultivating Cannabis charge as well as the other charges. There was no application for costs and no appearance was required.

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 04/12/2015