Driving Whilst Suspended on a Court-Imposed Suspension

This is a case study on driving whilst suspended on a court-imposed suspension.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with Driving Whilst Suspended following a court-imposed suspension for excessive speed, which is an aggravating feature of the offending. The matter also involved deception as the client allegedly deceived the police when asked for their name when intercepted, which was another aggravating feature.

The client managed two businesses and it was important that the licence loss be kept to a minimum as things had been extremely difficult for them in the period when they had lost their licence (their income had been cut by half due to not being able to work).

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Werribee Magistrates’ Court on charges of State False Name and Drive Whilst Suspended.

The matter proceeded by way of a plea. Through the collation of glowing references and the ability to tailor the advocacy required in front of the particular magistrate, we were able to keep the licence loss imposed to the client to one month. This ensured the client and their family to be able to get their lives back on track as soon as possible.

What was the result?
This case of driving whilst suspended on a court-imposed suspension ultimately resulted in a fine with conviction. The licence loss was kept to a minimum along with a careful reminder from the magistrate on the importance of not driving during this period of suspension.

Elements of Drive Whilst Suspended:
  • The accused drove.
  • The accused drove a motor vehicle.
  • The accused drove on a highway.
  • The accused was disqualified.
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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 06/03/2019