1 May 2012

Cong gets a good behaviour bond

| johnboy
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Those of you who took an interest in the drug trial of Cong Tan Tran will be thrilled to know we now have the result of his drug possession trial:

7. Accepting that the offender has overcome his need for prohibited drugs, I think that it is appropriate that I allow him to continue to show that he has rehabilitated himself and that he will continue to be a law abiding citizen.

8. However, before imposing sentence upon the offender, I wish to comment that self administration drug use is thought to be a victimless crime because the only person to suffer is the user him or herself. But that is not true, self administration drug use effects not only the user, but also his or her family members and the wider community generally.

9. Accordingly, Cong Tan Tran, for each of the four offences of possessing a prohibited substance, to which you have pleaded that you are guilty, you are convicted.

10. I make an order pursuant to section 13 (2) of the Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005 (ACT) that you sign an undertaking to comply with the good behaviour obligations specified in section 86 of the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005 (ACT) for the period of one year from today, 24 April 2012, to 23 April 2013.

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Accepting that the offender has overcome his need for prohibited drugs,

Of course he has. Because he said so. And a junkie would never lie.

And I’m a monkey’s uncle.

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