In December 2020, our client was charged with importing a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug, contrary to section 307.2(1) Criminal Code.
In summary, she brought 44.2 grams of methamphetamine into Australia from Thailand inside her luggage.
Hanna Legal made a successful release application for her at the Central Local Court and she was released on conditional bail.
Our criminal lawyers engaged in negotiations with the prosecution, which resulted in the statement of agreed facts being amended so as to lower her role as well as monetary value of the methamphetamine.
Hanna Legal represented the woman at her sentence proceedings at the District Court, where it was successfully argued that she be allowed to remain in the community on an Intensive Corrections Order. Such an outcome is very uncommon for persons charged with the importation of a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug.