A High Old Time at Magistrates Court
Our Special Counsel, Mr Sara, was commissioned to act as an associate of a long-standing client in Murwillumbah Local Magistrates Court, far North Eastern NSW. The client, a company director, had been charged with drive whilst disqualified by Court order. Serious stuff – it is a contempt of Court. Anyway, the Red SS commodore was […]
A High Old Time at Magistrates Court
Our Special Counsel, Mr Sara, was commissioned to act as an associate of a long-standing client in Murwillumbah Local Magistrates Court, far North Eastern NSW. The client, a company director, had been charged with drive whilst disqualified by Court order. Serious stuff – it is a contempt of Court.
Anyway, the Red SS commodore was called into action and 200km later our Special Counsel rolled through the lush green fields and into the blue skyed oasis of Murwillumbah. Everyone had a smile on their face, some even giggling, while other red-eyed locals gazed into the eyes of the lone seagull on the Court House roof for hours on end. One proposed marriage to the seagull and was devastated when turned down. Everyone was munching on food.
A man happily played the didgeridoo on the front lawn of the Court House, while another merrily played his flute entering the Court House for the last time. He was put up that night at Her Majesty’s Hotel, Grafton.
After speaking to the client Mr. Sara sat in the back of the Court to get a feel for it. Every charge was related to cannabis – cultivate cannabis, supply cannabis, traffic in cannabis, possess cannabis, possess waterpipe, think about cannabis.
When our Special Counsel was called to the bar table the Magistrate appeared to enjoy the novelty of the charge in what was otherwise a Ground Hog day. The client was chastised and sent out the same door as Mr Sara – a different door to the flute player!!
Anyway, after securing a good outcome for the client Mr. Sara adjourned to a café to enjoy a long black and happened across a store selling Kaftans. He purchased a pink, blue and gold one. All he needs now is a Gold Medallion and he can emulate his childhood hero, Demis Roussos.
Enough levity, as Mr. Sara is known for his dour demeanor and prone to deep thought and little laughter. Why not legalize cannabis? (Please note neither Mr. Sara nor Aylward Game is advocating this one way or another, just pointing out arguments).
We are considering here the possibility of Government controlled, grown and supplied cannabis. In this situation 30% of the Magistrates Court work would evaporate overnight.
In the past, Mr. Sara has studied Medical Sciences and he is fully on board for the use of cannabis in medicine, particularly in palliative medicine. It does stimulate the appetite, it does mitigate pain. Perhaps the only improvement is the way it is administered, not through the lungs but perhaps intravenously (although this is not possible due to Cannabis is not water soluble).
In previous years, after visiting Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, Mr. Sara went for a stroll through the vibrant capital of liberal thinking. Sullen Mr. Sara retired to a Dutch Coffee shop and was amazed to see what was legally on sale in terms of green leafy material. Whilst sipping his lemonade Mr. Sara (a teetotal) was in awe of the patrons giggling and munching their way through the evening. He was tucked up in bed by 7 pm.
Of course, you must obey the law of the land, but if you need some assistance with criminal law or attending Magistrates Court, phone Aylward Game on 1800-217-217 or use the booking system on this site to arrange your free consultation.
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