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      Bail Granted for Drug Supply Charge Despite Breach of ICO

      Last week Astor Legal appeared at Picton Local Court in relation to a bail application.

      Our client was on a 27 month Intensive Corrections Order (ICO) for charges of Supply Prohibited Drug, Resist Arrest and Drive While Disqualified. When he was 9 months into the ICO, police executed a search warrant on his premises.

      They located approximately 40 grams of methylamphetamine, a number of restricted substances, $2,000 in cash and a laser pointer. He was charged with Drug Supply, Proceeds of Crime, and Possess Prohibited Weapon. Police refused him bail upon arrest.

      His family contacted us after speaking to a number of other firms who advised he had no prospect of getting bail. We took a different view.

      Our team first began addressing the issue of show cause by obtaining a significant amount of medical documents which showed that he was more susceptible to COVID. We also obtained letters from family members of his who lived in regional NSW. They were willing to have them live with him with conditions akin to house arrest.

      We appeared at Picton Local Court and made detailed submissions in support of our client being released.

      Despite our client’s lengthy criminal history and the fact that he was on an ICO for similar offences, the Magistrate was persuaded to grant him bail, allowing him to re-join his family.

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