Decision: PPT X 1 -6 Months Jail
The accused was charged on two separate information’s relating to two separate dial-a-dope transactions, one occurring while out on bail awaiting trial for the first matter in time.
Counsel used their experience related to legal issues of entrapment and expert evidence to negotiate a plea to 1 of the 4 counts. The accused faced a significant jail sentence in the realm of 18 months to 2 years. Counsel prevented the imposition of the Mandatory Minimum Punishment for Schedule 1 offences related to Trafficking and PPT of 1 year being engaged.
Counsel was successful in reducing the accused sentence significantly in a situation where significant Real Jail Time was a strong initial outcome.