The Crown has decided to let an alleged major drug supplier walk free rather than identify a police informer. South African Edward Wilcocks, 48, was one of three people facing charges relating to large-scale Ecstasy trafficking. The case also involved former Mr Asia figure Darryl Sorby, who pleaded guilty to his part in money laundering…

He stood calmly in the dock, long black fringe shielding his baby-faced features as a former high-profile QC-turned-High Court judge told him he would spend at least nine years behind bars. Hong Kong national Kai Yip Cheung, 20, had to wait a moment as his Cantonese interpreter translated Justice Simon Moore’s sentence to him. When…

THE QUEEN v AA – class A drug supplies –sentence. Serious methamphetamine supplies to undercover officer and numerous others in small amounts. Prior drug-related convictions. Spent some time in custody before being granted bail to attend rehab program. Completed that successfully. Pleaded guilty just before trial. From a start point of 4 ½ years prison…

A client had been charged with drugs offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and the Medicines Act 1981.  The client was also later charged with failing to answer District Court bail under the Bail Act 2000.  Tony Beach, through extensive written submissions and evidence by way of affidavits, sought a discharge without conviction on…

Tony Beach’s client was facing charges of possession of Class A drugs and possession of utensils (a pipe) under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, as well as charges of possession of firearms and ammunition under the Arms Act 1983.  Tony Beach argued that the possession charges should be dismissed on the grounds that the…

My client’s car was seized and restrained under the Criminal Proceeds and Recovery Act on the basis that it was being used by her boyfriend and was claimed to have had effective control. After some detailed scrutiny of accounts and receipts I was able to show that the car was in reality my clients and…

My client was sitting in his car when approached by the police who after questioning him said they became suspicious and searched the vehicle despite objection. They found class A paraphernalia and parts of a meth lab.v I challenged the admissibility of the evidence obtained and the judge agreed viewing that the defendant’s right to…

In this high profile case Adam successfully obtained a discharge without conviction in the High Court for his client on serious drug dealing charges. The drug dealing occurred “when he was 20 years old with nothing”, Couchman said. Since then, Rakich had built a successful and lucrative on-line personal-training and menu-plan business that employed seven people….

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