He was charged with Create False Entry in Log Book x 4 (s. 191Z of the Road Safety Act).
Each offence under s. 191Z carries a maximum fine of $10,000 (100 penalty unit). Although not mandatory, a Magistrate can impose a period of suspension for offences under s. 191Z.
Client worked full-time as a truck driver, and business would fold if subject to any period of time off the road.
We represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.
After negotiations with the informant (police officer responsible for laying the charges) and the prosecutor, an application for diversion was made.
The conditions of the diversion were to be of good behaviour for 3 months.
As a result of the successful application for diversion, the client avoided a heavy fine, he kept his license, and avoids any entry unto his Vic Roads traffic history, as a successful diversion results in the Court dismissing the charges.
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 25/02/2013