Drive whilst Disqualified plea

The client had a Drive whilst license disqualified plea (2), exceed PCA, and Use hand-held mobile phone whilst driving. All offences breached a 3 months suspended sentence and the client had 2 prior offences for drive whilst license disqualified.

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

After extensive submissions in mitigation on the drive whilst disqualified plea and the tender of medical reports, the Court was ultimately persuaded that exceptional circumstances had been established, and our client did not serve a period of 3 months imprisonment.

For the breach offences (drive whilst license suspended) our client received imprisonment of 1 month wholly suspended.

The Court kept the period of license disqualification to the statutory minimum of 12 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