Non conviction for drug offence

Non conviction obtained on appeal to the District Court of NSW for the offence of possession of prohibited drugs. 

Our client is a middle-aged man, who was charged with having drugs in his possession.


Our client had an extensive criminal history including spending a lengthy period of time in custody. Those offences included serious extortion and money laundering convictions. 


Our client made admissions to the police when stopped and therefore we entered a plea of guilty to the one charge of possess prohibited drug. We prepared for his sentence in the local court as our client sought to have a non conviction for a drug offence. A non conviction for an offence is usually reserved for a first-time offender. Accordingly, our client was not entitled to a non conviction. Our criminal defence lawyers made extensive submissions on behalf of our client. However in the local court the magistrate did not give him a non conviction, but a fine.

We filed an appeal to the district court of New South Wales, on a severity basis.


After lengthy submissions in the district court of New South Wales, our principal Mohammad Khan persuaded the judge to give our client a non conviction for this drug offence. One of the basis for this argument was that our client brought cannabis oil without knowing that it was illegal to do so and the fact that the cannabis oil did not have THC. 


Our client was very pleased with the result, as he did not want a drug conviction on his criminal record.

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