Our client had just turned 21, studying to become a pilot one day and as such, a conviction could have a detrimental impact on our client’s career in the future. One night, police had detected our client speeding more than 20km/h on the police LIDAR, so our client was stopped, and our client was informed that the reason they were stopped was because of a speeding offence.


Further Checks by the Police on the spot revealed our client was driving with a suspended Drivers licence.


Our client was then subject to a roadside Drug test. The Roadside Drug test revealed a positive result for Cannabis.


The Police at the scene had smelt a ‘cannabis like smell’ coming from the car so our client’s vehicle was also searched on the spot. Our client was issued with a Driving Prohibition Order due to cannabis being present in their system while driving a motor vehicle.


Following a thorough search of the Vehicle by the Police at the scene, the police also found cannabis inside the vehicle! As a result of what occurred that night, our client was charged and was issued with a Court Attendance Notice.


Mr. Sabbagh appeared in the matter, a plea of guilty was entered following extensive negotiations with the prosecution in relation to the matter. The client then received a Conditional Release Order without Recording of a conviction. This means that there was NO licence disqualification whatsoever, and there was NO criminal conviction recorded on our clients record on the condition that our client is of Good Behaviour for a period of time.


It is very important that you speak with a lawyer so that you can get the appropriate legal advice which you require prior to going to court.


Our team of experienced solicitors are there for you and can help you answer all your questions, so be sure to contact Nicopoulos Sabbagh Lawyers.


*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 28th February 2023.


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