Small penalty for proceeds of crime offence

Recent Cases

Our client was apprehended with $4000 in cash unaccounted for. He was charged with dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime. He was in the company of his associates, who were charged with cannabis possession and could not offer a reasonable excuse as to how he came into possession of the cash. We argued that there was no causal nexus between the others’ drug possession and our client’s possession of the cash. Her Honour took a dim view, but in the circumstances agreed to fine our client only $800.