Drink Driving and Driving Unlicensed

Drink DrivingOur client was charged with Drink Driving and Driving Unlicensed. With two drink driving priors, the client was at risk of receiving a term of imprisonment particularly as he was already on a Community Corrections Order for similar offending. Additionally, the incidents had occurred in
close succession.

Amelia Ramsay acted on the client’s behalf at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

We made detailed submissions regarding the circumstances of the offending, early plea of guilty, and appropriate disposition. We had prepared a chronology and addressed the court on the timeline of the offending. This was to ensure that it was clear the offending before the court had occurred prior to the original Corrections Order being imposed and was not a subsequent offending.

Ultimately the court agreed to impose a further Community Corrections Order instead of imprisonment. The order included additional hours of community work and an assessment for issues with alcohol.


Amelia RamsayAmelia Ramsay

Admitted to practice in 2013, Amelia performs her work with care and professionalism ensuring clients understand the Court process, their charges and that they receive the best possible outcome.

Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.

Check out Amelia's profile to know more about her legal background and specialisations.

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 14/02/2018