Driving Offences – Fine, Licence Cancelled and Disqualified

Client drove through an intersection on a red light, narrowing and missing a police divisional unit. A police pursuit ensued and the client sought to evade police by turning off his headlights, driving at speed, and overtaking other vehicles by driving on the wrong side of the road. Ultimately he pulled over and was arrested.

He was charged with:

  • Reckless conduct endangering life
  • Dangerous driving
  • Refuse to stop
  • Red light

We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

At the time of offending, the client was 21 years of age, had no prior matters and nothing subsequent. There was no alcohol or drugs involved. There was an absence of other aggravating features such as having passengers or having an accident. the client had voluntarily undertaken a defensive driving course and had enrolled in a road safety awareness course. He had a wealth of character references and support in court.

Some of the charges were withdrawn and the Court imposed a fine with 3 months to pay. Our client’s licence was also cancelled and disqualified for a period not exceeding the mandatory minimum required by the law.


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