Court Heard: Brisbane Supreme Court
Maximum Penalty: 25 years imprisonment + mandatory additional 15 years imprisonment served wholly in a correctional centre
Solicitor: Andrew Hanlon
Date: September 2016
Our client was charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs as a vicious lawless associate. Despite being only 20 years old and having no previous criminal history he had been denied bail and at the time we began acting for him was remanded in custody.
Our client had come to police attention as a part of a much larger operation targeting a number of different syndicates and organised crime participants.
We immediately made an application for bail in the Supreme Court and had our client released from custody pending the determination of his charge.
After then conducting a detailed analysis of the evidence relied upon by the prosecution we were able to successfully negotiate to have our clients charges reduced to a number of supply and possession offences.
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Our client ultimately plead guilty to the reduced charges and received a wholly suspended sentence of imprisonment, not requiring him to serve any further time in custody.