Withdrawing Possess Prohibited Weapon Charge

Withdrawing Possess Prohibited Weapon ChargeOur client had been charged with possessing three prohibited weapons (swords) and a controlled weapon (a baseball bat) without lawful excuse. He had been pulled over by police and they had searched his car and discovered the items.

We represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on the following charges:

Our client denied knowledge of those items being in his car as he had recently lent it to a friend. We also argued that the police did not have the right to search the car and had not sought our client’s consent to do so. Following negotiations, all charges were withdrawn.

This was a great result as withdrawing the Possess Prohibited Weapon charge and the Possess Controlled Weapon charge preserved our client’s clean criminal record.

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 05/08/2016