Dangerous Driving and Careless Driving – Fine

The Police alleged that our client had performed a protracted burn out up a street which, having regard to the presence of bystanders, was dangerous. She was charged with:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Improper Use of Motor Vehicle

Our client had prior motor vehicle offences.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

After negotiation with the Prosecution, the charge of Dangerous driving was withdrawn. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment or a fine of $24,000 or both, as well as a minimum period of 12 months licence disqualification. Our client was fined and had her licence suspended for 2 months.


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 25/02/2013