Driving Charges – Fine, Suspended Sentence, and Some Charges Withdrawn

Our client was seen by Police driving late at night in an industrial area with one passenger. Police took up a position and watched as the client undertook 360 degree burn outs before leaving the area. Our client was intercepted by the Police shortly after.

He was charged with:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Careless driving
  • Unroadworthy motor vehicle
  • Lose traction

Andrew George represented our client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

The case involved lengthy discussions with the Police Prosecutors and the charging officer. It involved two appearances at Court and, between these appearances, our client undertook a Road Trauma awareness course and defensive driving course. The withdrawal of the charge of driving in a manner dangerous meant that a minimum loss of licence for six months was avoided, which was critical to our client retaining his apprenticeship. The Magistrate agreed to start the licence loss period at a time when the client was on holiday leave from work.

The charges of Drive in a manner dangerous and Lose traction were struck out and withdrawn. For the charges of Careless driving and Unroadworthy motor vehicle, our client was fined. A licence suspension was also imposed for a period of 14 days.


Andrew GeorgeAndrew George

Andrew has over 25 years experience as a criminal lawyer and has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1995. As Partner of Doogue + George, Andrew oversees all matters run out of the Sunshine office as a commitment to ensuring that your case has a proper and fair hearing to ensure the best outcome possible. Andrew has spent most of his career representing Melbourne’s western suburbs and has a commitment to the working people of Victoria. His experience includes providing criminal defence for a client during IBAC's first major prosecution, Operation Fitzroy.

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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