Avoiding Community Corrections Order for Drive While Impaired By Drugs

Driving While Impaired By DrugsThis is a successful case of avoiding a Community Corrections Order for Drive While Impaired By Drugs.

Our client had consumed drugs at a music festival. The following day when she drove home, she was tested for illicit drugs and the test came back positive. Unfortunately, the client had a charge that was identical from 12 months earlier. This charge also arose from the client leaving a music festival with drugs in her system.

We acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:

The client was anxious to avoid the charge being entered onto her criminal record. The likelihood of it being recorded on her criminal record was much higher if she received a community corrections order.

After hearing the submissions and reading references about the client’s work pursuits and the significant volunteering work she undertook, his Honour agreed to impose a fine and the minimum suspension period.

This was a good outcome as the magistrate was dissuaded from imposing a Community Corrections Order.


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 15/12/2017