Dangerous Driving and Exceed Speed Limit – Fine

Our client was charged with Dangerous driving (speed) and Exceed speed limit (45 kms over). He made full admissions to speeding however the issue was whether his driving was dangerous in all the circumstances.

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

Negotiations with the Prosecution were conducted and as a result of those negotiations, the charge of dangerous driving was withdrawn. The only charge to proceed is the road rule offence of Exceed speed limit which, in contrast to dangerous driving, does not carry the risk of imprisonment nor has a fine as severe.

Our client received a fine and his licence was suspended for the statutory minimum period of 12 months. Due to the successful negotiation for the withdrawal of the most serious offence, our client avoided the risk of a more severe penalty.


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