Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis
Dazed Stranger Found in House, Allegedly in Possession of Ecstasy Pills for Supply
A bizarre case where our client was found dazed and confused in a strangers house, having a shower in the early hours of the morning. Not surprisingly our client asked to leave the premises and he did so. The occupants then found the pills in a plastic resealable bag in the bathroom and called the police.
Accredited specialists, Manny Conditsis worked on this case and had to backtrack our client’s movements to the prior evening. A significant number of the jury appeared to accept Manny Conditsis’ submissions to them that our client’s beer at a hotel the night before had been spiked.
It was suggested to the jury that there were two alternative scenarios indicating our client’s innocence. The first was that the drugs likely belonged to the teenage occupant of the house. Alternatively, if the jury believed our client had brought the drugs into the house, that they must have been put into his pocket by people he had been with, as they fled the scene of a car accident as police had been called.
The trial resulted in a hung jury and later, the DPP withdrew the charge of Supply.