DUI – First Time Before the Court

This is a case of Driving Under the Influence with a first-time accused before the court.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was pulled over while driving a car that had been involved in an accident. The car was not roadworthy and the client had a high blood alcohol concentration.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on the following charges:

The matter proceeded as a plea of guilty to one charge while the rest of the charges were withdrawn by the prosecution. Submissions were presented to the court that pointed out our client’s age, the fact that it is our client’s first time before the court, and the circumstances surrounding the offending.

What was the result?
A $600 fine was ultimately imposed, with conviction, and the client was granted one month stay for payment of the fine. This was a great result for a DUI case as the client who had to face the court for the first time felt like her story and her life had been explained to the magistrate. This enabled the magistrate to appreciate the circumstances in which the offence took place and the unlikely event of it occurring again.
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 19/04/2017