1 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
This one is right up my ally.
Don't panick, Firstly no-one can predict what will happen in Court. I suggest that your friend shows up at Court dressed immaculately and straight. Ask for the duty Solicitor, He/she is free. Tell the Solicitor the truth and usually they will speak with the prosecutor and attempt to get a no conviction recorded verdict. This is normally only ever done for a first offence. Expect a fine of about $250.00 for each charge. (Don't ask for a community service order to pay off the fine, it goes on record.) If you get a no conviction recorded, you will have to write to the Commissioner of Police and advise him of the Court's orders as no-one will remove the charges unless it's questioned. I know that's not right but the Police put the info into the computer and some else enters the verdict. But unless directed by the commissioner the matter remains on file and forms part of the CNI system, (Criminal records). If your friend gets a no conviction recorded matter she will not have to disclose this on visa's or passports.
Traffic matters have no bearing on this type of offence.
In short expect to get a kick in the arse and a stern talking to from the Magistrate.
P.S. Drugs do kill people you know that don't you.