Driving Charges – Suspended Sentence and Fine

Our client was charged with drive while disqualified on four separate occasions together with other driving offences. He admitted numerous prior convictions for similar offences.

The client breached a CCO for the same offences within a month of receiving the same. On his previous appearance for these charges, he lost his licence for 12 months.

Andrew George represented our client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court for the following charges:

  • Drive disqualified
  • Drive unregistered motor vehicle
  • Unroadworthy trailer
  • Impounded motor vehicle

The Magistrate was convinced to make no further order against the client’s licence to allow him to be relicensed as soon as possible and therefore not be further breaching the law.

Consolation proceeded with a plea of guilty entered and prior convictions admitted. Our client was convicted and sentenced for the charges of drive while disqualified to 3 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. For the other charges, he was also convicted and fined.


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