Culpable Driving

This is case study on a charge of Culpable Driving Causing Death resulting in an acquittal.

What is alleged to have occured?
The client was driving a car back from her beach house on the Mornington Peninsula. She was travelling at the speed limit. An elderly person walked out onto the road in front of her car and was killed.

What happened at court?
She was charged with Culpable Driving Causing Death.

Bill Doogue represented her at the Melbourne County Court.

The Prosecution alleged that the car was not roadworthy and that the brakes were faulty. The accused had been to a mechanic and had the brakes fixed not long before the accident.

What was the result?
The client was acquitted on all charges.

Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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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 25/02/2013