Our client was approached by police while on board of a train. Police requested for our client to produce his valid ticket or Opal card. Our client complied and all appeared well. As police began to walk away they were altered to a cannabis-like odour originating from the area next to our client.


This led to police re-approaching our client and made enquiries as to the cause of this scent. Our client made admissions to police that he had in fact smoked cannabis prior to boarding the train.

Police escorted our client off the train and informed our client they would search him for any prohibited drugs. Our client then admitted he was in possession of cannabis. Police located a bag of Cannabis within our clients backpack.

Our client was placed under arrest and charged with:

Possess Prohibited Drug under Section 10(1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985.

The Maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for 2 years a fine of $2200.

At this time, we were not representing our client and he received a penalty of a conviction and a fine. This was very problematic for our client as the conviction impacted his employment.

Worried about how this punishment will impact his life, our client made a wise decision and Contacted Oxford Lawyers where he retained Principal Solicitor and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist Mr Zemarai Khatiz.

Mr Khatiz, appealed the decision made by Local Court on the grounds the penalty imposed upon our client was too severe.

Mr Khatiz then appeared at Sydney District Court, and made powerful submissions to the Judge to reduce the penalty. The Judge was persuaded by Mr Khatiz and dismissed the conviction pursuant to a Section 10 Good Behaviour Bond.

Our client was ecstatic with this result, and was especially thankful to Mr Khatiz and the Oxford Lawyers Team.

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 821 383 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Oxford Lawyers – Criminal Lawyers Parramatta Located at 21 George Street, Parramatta 2150.

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