Drive Disqualified – Fine With No Order Against Licence

Drive DisqualifiedThis is a case of Drive Disqualified resulting in a fine with no order against licence.

Our client has no criminal priors. His licence was previously suspended due to drugs being found in his system. During the suspension period, he was pulled over and was eventually charged with Drive Disqualified. He was very concerned about the need to retain his licence as he worked across New South Wales and Victoria.

We acted on the client’s behalf at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Drive Disqualified.

We were able to assist the client in obtaining good references which confirmed that:

  • he had arranged and paid a driver for the period of suspension
  • he worked across the state and loss of licence would create a significant financial hardship for him and his family

The client had also, by large, observed the suspension. On the day in question, he had driven because a client had called and demanded that he attend their premises, with a warning that if he did not then he would be sacked. It was only because of this pressure that the client had got into the car on the day in question. We were able to collect references and make submissions which persuaded the court of this fact.

The court ultimately imposed a fine for the Drive Disqualified charge but no further order was made against the client’s licence.

 


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