Adelaide Magistrate Court
Plea in Mitigation
Relevant Facts about the Case
- With due respect to the court, my name is Tom McCarthy and I will appear for Alen Ales, 22 years old. Alen has been found guilty for dealing with Ecstasy at HQ night club. However, he has constantly stated of being guilty. Although, he does not wish to go to the jail.
- Even though Alen is aware of the fact that the crime he has committed is highly offensive, but Alen does not wish to go to jail. Alen is not addicted to drugs. However, Alen is an extremely shy and reserved person and drugs help me in socializing. Even though Alen has a feeling that drugs should be legalized, Alen wishes to seek rehabilitation and counseling so that Alen does not end up in jail. Alen wishes to seek rehabilitation because Alen has been taking up ecstasy on regular basis for improving his socialization skills
- Alen is also a law and I work to defend his case myself
- Alen had been forced by his friends and his girlfriend to purchase ecstasy for a trip we were planning
Exemption from Jail sentence
It seems evident that Alen was forced in undue circumstances to follow the path that he has taken. It may seem a little unrealistic to agree that it was not Alen’s fault but actually the reason that Alen was induced by drugs and this was the reason why alen had done what he is now facing sentence for. But it is not a hidden fact that even a person who has committed less crimes and is in jail may come out of the jail becoming a serious criminal. I say this not because I am a lawyer of Alen but because I have fought many cases and I have seen the life of most criminals in jail. I do not say here that all the criminals should be set free but all I am trying to say here is that Alen is in that phase of his life where whatever he learns and whatever he experiences will either make him a better man or a worse criminal. If the court visualizes Alen as a 22 year old boy facing undue circumstances and miserable life that made him be guilty in his own eyes then it definitely seems evident to first make Alen free from his habit of taking ecstasy and then provide him with a chance to work for the betterment of the society.