Community Correction Order for Drive Whilst Suspended

DrivingThis is a case study on a Community Correction Order for Drive Whilst Suspended.

Our client was charged with several driving offences and a breach of a CCO. He was facing a potential term of imprisonment given his extensive criminal history. He also had a history of failing to appear in court and failing to comply with court orders.

Jessica Clothier acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charge Drive Whilst Suspended.

As the client wished to plead guilty, Greer Boe consolidated his driving briefs and booked it off for a consolidated plea. She made sure the breach was listed on the same day so he would be sentenced for all his offending in the one hearing.

Ms. Clothier appeared for the client and made submissions on the client’s behalf. In particular, she highlighted the 103 days the client had already served in custody on an indictable matter, which was ultimately withdrawn. She also highlighted the difficulties the client had faced in prison due to his sexuality, and described the hardship the client would face if sent to prison again.

His Honour imposed a Community Corrections Order for Drive Whilst Suspended. This was an excellent result given the client’s history of breaching court orders and failing to appear.

Elements of Drive Whilst Suspended:

  • The accused drove
  • The accused drove a motor vehicle
  • The accused drove on a highway
  • The accused was disqualified

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Jessica ClothierJessica Clothier

Jessica works from our Sunshine office and regularly handles cases at the Sunshine Magistrates' Court. She also represents clients at other Melbourne courts to ensure their right to a fair trial and the best possible outcome. Jessica has always been a fearless advocate and her skills in criminal law are acknowledged as early as during her university years.

Admitted to legal practice in April 2018, Jessica has completed placements at Springvale Monash Legal Service and at one of the top immigration firms in Australia. She graduated with Honours in Law in 2017 from Monash University and finished her Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

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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 24/01/2019