Appeal Prison Sentence for Exceed PCA and Other Traffic Charges – ICO

This is a case study on a successful sentence appeal for an Exceed PCA charge and two other traffic offences.
Our client wanted to appeal his sentence that was handed down by the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court for the following traffic charges:

  • Exceed PCA
  • Drive in a Manner Dangerous
  • Drive Whilst Licence Disqualified
The penalty imposed by the magistrate was a prison term of 6 months to be immediately served.
 
Shaun Pascoe represented the client at the County Court during the appeal.

Shaun gathered and organised materials that were previously not presented to the court during the first sentencing. Our client’s sister also gave character evidence which further strengthened the case.
 
The appeal was successful. The County Court judge overturned the decision of the Magistrates’ Court and imposed a 4-month Intensive Corrections Order instead. Our client was not sent to prison and was hence allowed to live his life in the community.
 

Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun’s profile to read more about his background and experience.
 

DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 20/03/2020