P-plater drink driving and other driving offences receives fine, minimum licence cancellation
Our client was on his green P’s. He had been licensed for approximately 6 months. He was intercepted by the Police in the early hours of the morning, with 4 passengers in the car and 2 passengers in the boot. A breath test was conducted and he was shown to have a BAC of 0.08%.
He was eventually charged with:
- Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
- P1 – had more than 1 passengers in vehicle
- Fail to Have Possession of Licence
- Failure to Wear Seatbelt
- General Duty of Driver or Person in Charge of Motor Vehicle
Kristina Kothrakis represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate was troubled by this case because there were so many aspects of the case that were exceptionally dangerous and could have had disastrous consequences. The client took the matter seriously and went about educating himself about the dangers of poor choices on the road. He was also passing on his new-found knowledge to his friends so that they do not make the same mistakes he did. He completely adjusted his way of thinking. He is a gifted sportsman and volunteers much of his time to coach younger children. He is employed and had a very supportive family.
Excellent plea material was submitted. The Magistrate was ultimately swayed by the positive submissions made on his behalf and he imposed the minimum licence cancellation period and a modest fine.
Kristina strives to achieve the best possible result for all her clients. Skilled, decisive and assertive, Kristina demonstrates dedication, care and professionalism at all times.
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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