Driving While Disqualified
The client was charged with a drive while licence disqualified. She had her licence suspended and disqualified for 6 months when she was charged with a drink driving offence. On the day she was caught driving, it was only one month before the end of her disqualification period.
The client was 7 months pregnant and suffered from severe gastrointestinal issues. On the day she was caught driving she was on her way to her doctor because she was unwell.
We represented the client at the Moorabbin Justice Centre.
The Magistrate was ultimately persuaded that because she had no prior driving history, her physical conditions and because the offending was out of character that he would only impose a fine of $500 and not interfere any further with her licence.
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