Driving Whilst Impaired By Drug – Fine, No Conviction

Our client was charged with Driving Whilst Impaired By Drug after he was caught by the police driving across the road into oncoming traffic.

What is alleged to have occured?
The circumstances surrounding this event was likely to result in a large amount of fine and a licence disqualification period that could well exceed the mandatory minimum period ofa 12 months.

What happened at court?
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

Prior to his plea, we closely coordinated with the client to review the brief and come up with submissions that focused on his lack of priors and genuine remorse over the offending. We especially emphasised on his insight to his offence, as well as highlighted his work history and career ambitions.

What was the result?
Our client ultimately received the lowest possible penalty considering the circumstances of the case. The magistrate sentenced him without conviction to a fine and his licence disqualified for a period of 12 months.
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 20/03/2020