Client Facing Life in Prison Receives 2 Years & 2 Months Instead

Client Facing Life in Prison Receives 2 Years & 2 Months Instead

A yearlong case involving well over double the large commercial quantity of ice, a crime that carries a life sentence, ends with our client needing to serve only 2 years and 2 months.

Our client came to Australia as a refugee, escaping from a country where his whole family were treated like outcasts. Settling into his new life was hard and he was eager to make friends wherever he could.

Unfortunately for him, his friends were not good people. Mixed up with a criminal underworld that he never intended to be in, our client was arrested by police with ‘approximately 1.145 kilograms of methylamphetamine’ worth an enormous amount of money.

Our client was charged under the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 section 25(2) supplying a ‘large commercial quantity’ of a prohibited drug. A large commercial quantity is defined as 0.5kg. Our client was found with over double that amount and was faced with life imprisonment as the maximum penalty.

No one would have believed his claim that “all I was doing was helping a friend.” Fortunately for him, he made the best decision possible and contacted Oxford Lawyers where Mr Zemarai Khatiz, Criminal Law Specialist began the enormous task of preparing a case that would ensure our client receives the best possible outcome.

Mr Khatiz appeared across Burwood Local Court, Sydney District Court, Parramatta District Court and visited the client on numerous occasions at Long Bay Correctional Centre showing his commitment to this client, which he has for every client.

All this time and effort led to a final sentence where Mr Khatiz’s hard work and dedication unmistakably paid off. For such a high profile case like this, firms often require clients to pay for barristers whose job is solely to present the case in court. However with Mr Khatiz’s years of criminal law expertise, he felt that he was well able to handle it on his own. His compelling submissions led the court to impose a sentence of a 2 years and 2 months.

This was an incredibly good result. 96% of cases involving a large commercial quantity have resulted in an individual serving a longer sentence than our client, with the most common period being twelve years.

Our client was extremely happy with this result, knowing full well that the consequences for his actions could have been far more severe.

If you want to reach the best resolution, you’ll want Oxford Lawyers on the job. For immediate assistance, please contact Mr Zemarai Khatiz and the Oxford Lawyers team.

Call us on 0478 821 3833.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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