Driving Under Influence – Fine, No Conviction

This is a case study on a drug driving offence resulting in a financial penalty without conviction.
Our client was charged with driving whilst impaired by a drug. He was intercepted by police after driving across the road into oncoming traffic. The circumstances of the offending put him at significant risk of receiving an inflated fine and significantly longer disqualification period than the mandatory minimum of 12 months.
We represented the client at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

We met with the client multiple times before the plea, reviewed the brief and put a well-prepared plea to the court that highlighted his remorse, his lack of priors, work history, career ambitions, and insight to his offending.
Our client was fined without conviction recorded and was disqualified for the mandatory minimum period of 12 months. It was the lowest possible penalty given the case against him.

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 14/04/2015