All Drug Charge Case Studies

Below are all of our published drug charge case studies.

This is a case study involving multiple driving charges and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with numerous offences ranging from drugs, weapons, assault, and multiple traffic violations. These charges predated our client’s first court appearance for a drug offending and no other offences ...
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This is a case study on Refuse Breath Test, traffic offences, and drug offences resulting in a fine and a "not guilty" verdict for the first offence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing multiple charges involving both traffic and non-traffic offences. He was listening to the ...
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This is a case study on drug driving and other traffic offences resulting in a good behaviour bond with no order against licence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a truck driver who was charged with drug driving following a drug test administered by the highway patrol ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for traffic and drug charges. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Driving Disqualified and several other drug offences. The allegations were that our client was trafficking 12 kilograms of cannabis and was in possession of ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for drug possession. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was pulled over by the police for driving erratically. There was an issue with his headlights and he had made an illegal right hand turn. These things ...
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This is a case study on deferring a sentence for a youth charged with numerous offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man who was heading down the wrong path. He had made a new group of friends. He was gambling, using party drugs, and ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of adjourned undertaking for Obtaining Property By Deception and Possess Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was initially charged with a range of dishonesty and deception offences totalling close to $26,000.00 in overall value. The allegations were ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of Community Corrections Order for Trafficking Drugs of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a number of charges for Trafficking in Drugs of Dependence. The police had executed a search warrant at her house where there were various ...
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This is case study on a bail application for Cultivation in a Commercial Quantity of Cannabis. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Cultivation in a Commercial Quantity of a Narcotic Plant, namely cannabis. He came before the court in his mid 50’s for the first ...
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This is a case study on drug possession and trafficking charges resulting in a deferral of sentence.

Our client was found unconscious inside his car in a suburban street. Local residents saw him slumped over in the car and called the police. The police could not wake him by ...
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This is a case study on drug and weapons charges resulting in a Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking cannabis as well as weapons possession charges after a search was executed by the police on the client’s home. The client engaged ...
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This is a case study on Court Integrated Support Program for drug offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Traffick Drug of Dependence (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and Possess Drug of Dependence. The police case was that our client and his associate were observed in a car to ...
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This is a case study on dismissing a Possess Drug of Dependence charge What is alleged to have occured? Our client’s partner called us in the middle of the night saying that his partner had been arrested on drug charges. Because our firm offers a 24/7 phone line, we were ...
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This is a case study on drug trafficking and possession of drug of dependence and controlled weapon. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence together with related charges of drug possession and possession of a controlled weapon. He was found ...
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This is a case study on getting a diversion twice for drug and bail offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was accused of cultivating a cannabis plant in a specially built growing cupboard which was detected during an inspection of the property. He subsequently was charged with ...
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This is a case study on a youth charged with drug possession and driving offences.

Driving suspension periods were increased in May 2018 to reflect the seriousness with which the state government treats drink driving offences. Magistrates do not have discretion to reduce the suspension period, however they do ...
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This is a case study on AHPRA and VCAT proceedings involving a pharmacist. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a pharmacist who, during a period of personal struggle, developed an addiction to schedule 8 prescription medication. He worked at various pharmacies and took the medication from the ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence resulting in a good behaviour bond without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The client was charged with trafficking over 9 grams of Heroin. He was caught in his car with the Heroin, scales ...
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This is a case study on drug charges and theft resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with cultivation of cannabis and theft of electricity. The circumstances surrounding the offending were serious given that the client had an elaborate set up ...
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This is a case study on drug trafficking and drug possession resulting in a sentence of diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young man with a significant story to tell. He had lost his father in sudden and tragic circumstances and, as a result, he ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking ICE (over 30 grams), GHB, and various prescription drugs. He was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, a knuckle duster, and a ...
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This is a case study on charges of Drug Trafficking and Breach CCO. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had a long history of heroin addiction, and associated drug possession and trafficking prior convictions. He was charged with his sixth drug trafficking charge after being caught by the ...
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This is a case of drug trafficking resulting in a CCO without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with drug offences and Possess Proceeds Reasonably Suspected of Being the Proceeds of Crime. The police seized his mobile phone and, upon analysis, found that it contained ...
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This is a case study on reducing imprisonment period for drug trafficking in a commercial quantity. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with a co-accused, with swallowing approximately 240g of ketamine overseas and bringing it into Australia. They were apprehended at Melbourne Airport by the Federal ...
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This is a case study on a summary jurisdiction application for Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence and other charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with an array of illegal conduct. The major charge which he faced was Trafficking in a Commercial Quantity of a ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for Possess Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client, a middle-aged male with no priors, had entered a licensed premises at a time when the premises was not trading. At the time, the door to the ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Possess Drug of Dependence.

Our client was in Melbourne from interstate with some friends to celebrate a bucks weekend. They decided to purchase some drugs to use over the weekend. The client became intoxicated during the evening and was ...
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This is a case study on an adjourned undertaking for Possess Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on bail for very serious drug importation charges. His trial was due to commence in a few months. He had breached his bail by failing to report ...
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This is a case study on a charge of Trafficking Cannabis that got withdrawn. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 20-year old male who had been charged with trafficking cannabis. The police had been called to his home to provide assistance for an unrelated matter. While ...
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This is a case study on a diversion application for Trafficking in Drugs of Dependence.

The police seized our client’s phone during his arrest and charge because they suspected he was dealing drugs. It was our client’s work phone. As soon as our client told his employers that his ...
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This is a case study on withdrawing Trafficking charges and Handling Stolen Goods. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested after a search warrant was executed on his girlfriend’s house. The police found heroin, cannabis, and various items believed to be stolen such as multiple laptops, cash, ...
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This is a case study that involves acting in concert in the commission of assault charges and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Possess Cannabis, Intentionally Cause Injury, Recklessly Cause Injury, Unlawful Assault With a Weapon, and Unlawful Assault. The prosecution alleged that ...
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This is a case study on charges of drug driving and Careless Driving, including Possess Drug of Dependence, that resulted in an adjourned undertaking without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was driving and veered out of his lane into oncoming traffic then collided head-on with a ...
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This is a case study on a sentence of diversion for drug possession. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Possess Drug of Dependence. He was 21 years old and had an unrelated prior for driving suspended. Given his young age, he was very concerned that ...
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Trafficking in a Drug of Dependence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking and weapons offences. These offences occurred on a single day and the client received a custodial sentence in the Magistrates’ Court.
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This is a case study on a sentence appeal for Robbery, Trafficking, and firearms offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was appealing a custodial sentence from the Magistrates’ Court. He had a very limited criminal record and had never served a custodial sentence before. The original offending ...
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This is a case study on pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and cannabis resulting in an adjourned undertaking. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possessing a drug of dependence (methamphetamine and cannabis) and committing an indictable offence while on bail. The police intercepted the ...
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Our client was charged with trafficking and possession of up to 70g methamphetamines.The charges came about following the execution of a search warrant at our client’s home, which she shared with a housemate. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was located with 28g of methamphetamines in her jumper ...
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This is a case study on offences related to drugs resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client pleaded guilty to the following charges:

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This is a case that involves an application for summary jurisdiction for drug-related offences.

After receiving information from the Department of Immigration and Border Control regarding suspicious consignment of goods, the police (state) applied for and obtained a search warrant on our client’s home. What is alleged to have ...
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This is a case that involves charges of Possess Cocaine and Possess Prohibited Weapon. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was apprehended in his car while allegedly in possession of cocaine, knuckle dusters, an amount of cash, scales, deal bags, and other items commonly found to be used ...
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This is a case of Trafficking and Possessing Drug of Dependence resulting in a diversion. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was attending a music festival, when a police dog detected drugs on her. A search was conducted and she was found to have approximately 30 caps of ...
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This is a case study on weapons and drugs offences resulting in a fine. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found by Police sleeping in a vehicle on the side of the road. The Police attempted to wake him and he seemed groggy and slow to respond ...
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This is a case involving a discontinuance for Cultivation of Narcotic Plants - Commercial Quantity. What is alleged to have occured? The police found our client together with her husband at a grow-house during an execution of a search warrant. The police alleged that she was partially residing there and ...
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This is a case that involves a sentence of CCO for Aggravated Burglary. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a 21-year old male who had been charged with a range of serious offences. He was charged with aggravated burglary, where he allegedly entered a home and stole ...
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This is a case study on drug charges and theft resulting in a withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with cultivation and possession of narcotic plants, and theft of electricity. The client has no criminal record and the matter was listed ...
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Our client was interviewed by the police in relation to allegations of rape and drugging the complainant. What is alleged to have occured? The client and the complainant met through online dating and had slept together following their second date. The complainant, some weeks later, made a statement to the ...
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This is a case of bail application for legal matters in a 'night' court. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had called us in the morning and sought interview advice. He had been arrested by the police whilst driving his car and was charged with drug possession and ...
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This is a case that involves multiple drug charges, weapons offences, and traffic offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was found beside the road following a road accident where he was thrown from his motor bike and hit a tree. He was found in possession of over ...
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This is a case involving an application for diversion for trafficking drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a young lady in her late teens who lived with her parents and brother. Her mother had a severe gambling addiction and her father also dabbled while also having ...
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This is a case study on drug, theft, and Criminal Damage charges resulting in a withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? 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 ...
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This is a case study on offences related to drugs and crime proceeds resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client faced charges of trafficking reasonably substantial quantities of ice and ecstasy as well as dealing with the proceeds of crime. He had made ...
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This is a case study on a bail application for drug offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client had been charged with trafficking just under two kilograms of GHB and had been remanded. This is just under the commercial quantity which meant that his matter would have been ...
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This is a case of good behaviour bond without conviction for Fail to Answer Bail and other offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was facing charges on four (4) separate briefs that were more than a year old. The offences included drug possession, breaches of Family Violence ...
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This is a case of a client sentenced for the offences of Possess Drug of Dependence and Cultivation of Narcotic Plants to a fine without conviction. What is alleged to have occured? The police searched our client’s house under warrant and located 21 cannabis plants in several rooms being grown ...
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This is a case of reducing the duration of a cultivation charge filed against an illegal Vietnamese National in Victoria, Australia. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Cultivating a Commercial Quantity of Cannabis. The charge spans a period of three days and it was ...
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This is a case study on drug, driving, and firearms offences resulting in a sentence of Community Correction Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with Trafficking of Methylamphetamine, Dangerous Driving (which arose out of a police pursuit), and Possession of an Unregistered Handgun. He was ...
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This is one of our successful drug cases resulting in a Community Corrections Order for Trafficking and Possession of Drugs. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was a female in her mid 40’s with no prior criminal history. She was charged with a consolidation of charges that include ...
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Our client wanted to appeal against his sentence for a case previously heard at the Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court. What is alleged to have occured? He was initially pulled over driving at 1:30 AM. The police noticed him looking very nervous, had glassy eyes, and he was having difficulty in forming ...
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Our client was charged with cultivating 8 cannabis plants and using a hydroponic set up. What is alleged to have occured? He approached us and was initially reluctant in seeking representation for his case. We clearly outlined to him the benefits of thoroughly preparing for the matter (especially given the ...
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This is a case study on a successful application for diversion concerning drug offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with 4 counts of Possess Drug of Dependence (amphetamine and prescription drugs). He was under 25, was running his business, and had no prior history. He ...
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This is a case study on drug and driving offences resulting in a Community Corrections Order. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested in his car and was charged with multiple charges including trafficking ice with the quantity in his car being 30 grams. He had no ...
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This is a case study on drug and weapons offences resulting in a without conviction sentence. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with possession and trafficking of cannabis and ecstasy. The police located him sitting in his vehicle late at night with another person. They approached ...
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Tnis is a case study on drug offences resulting in the withdrawal of the charges. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with trafficking drugs into a prison. She had been charged on the basis that she was having conversations with a prisoner who allegedly was facilitating ...
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This is a case study on drug offences and charges related to proceeds of crime. The accused was a young man in his early twenties who had an extremely limited criminal history. He had embarked upon a prolonged period of rehabilitation of more than 6 months and had provided drug ...
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The client was charged with trafficking in a commercial quantity of amphetamines, conspiracy to traffick in a large commercial quantity of amphetamines, and possession of a substance used for trafficking amphetamines. What is alleged to have occured? It was alleged that the client was part of a large drug operation ...
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The accused was a 44 year old man with no history of prior Court appearances. He was apprehended by police at 3.00 am as he was driving to get some food. He suffers from insomnia. What is alleged to have occured? He drove through a red light and collided with ...
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The client was a young adult with no prior Court appearances or convictions. He became involved in drug trafficking (ice) and was a heavy user himself. What is alleged to have occured? He appeared at Court on 18 charges that he had accrued over a 4 month period. The charges ...
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