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No conviction for drug supply and make false document charges

In January 2022, our client was charged with the following offences:

  • Supply prohibited drug, contrary to section 25(1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985; and
  • Make false document to influence exercise of public duty, contrary to section 253(b)(iii) of the Crimes Act 1900 (x 2).

The drug supply charge arose from our client’s sale of three grams of cocaine in three separate transactions.

The make false document charges related to our client’s creation of false COVID-19 certificates which were intended to be used to assist in the laundering of $2 million across the Queensland border.

Hanna Legal engaged in negotiations with the prosecution, resulting in a re-structuring of the charges as well as significant amendments being made to the facts sheet in order to reduce the objective seriousness of our client’s conduct. 

Our criminal lawyers represented our client at her sentence proceedings at the Downing Centre Local Court, where it was successfully argued on her behalf that the Magistrate should no record criminal convictions for the offences.  Accordingly, she was placed on conditional release order with no conviction.