Driving Whilst Disqualified

The accused was a 25-year-old with three prior Court appearances for driving whilst disqualified, meaning that he would need to receive a mandatory jail sentence for any subsequent offence. For each of the previous charges the accused had received financial penalties. He pleaded guilty to four charges of driving whilst disqualified, explaining that he was driving in order to get to work or to take his mother to medical appointments.

We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

It was submitted that a period of imprisonment served in the community was warranted and that there be no interference with his driver licence as was now on a full licence subject to the VicRoads 12 month option.

The Magistrate sentenced the accused to 3 months jail, to be served in the community by way of Intensive Correction Order (ICO), making no order against his licence.


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