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Gold Coast lawyer to stand second trial

AAP logoAAP 22/11/2016 Scott Bailey

Gold Coast lawyer Briana Ioannides has been ordered to stand a second trial over a spate of drug charges relating to alleged offences between November of last year and May 2016.

Ioannides had already been committed to face a trial at Brisbane Supreme Court for allegedly producing steroids.

On Tuesday at Southport Magistrates Court, she had a further three charges added to that case for the possession of dangerous drugs, including heroin.

She was also committed to stand another trial at Southport District Court in relation to producing and possession of dangerous drugs after a Broadbeach police raid in May this year.

A number of other matters have also been adjourned for another hearing in January at Southport Magistrates Court.

The suspended criminal lawyer arrived 75 minutes late for her hearing on Tuesday.

"She should know better," Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan told the court.

The 27-year-old entered no plea, but outside the court she said she planned on "fighting the majority of them".

"There's different plans for each charge," she said.

Ioannides said she was attempting to turn her life around with volunteer work, and still held hopes of resuming her legal career.

"It's obviously not possible in the immediate future," she said.

"Not in the coming months, but when everything is finalised, who knows."

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