Exceed PCA Charges – Fine Without Conviction

Our client was a gainfully employed male in his mid 40’s who was charged with Exceed PCA before the court for the second time. He was caught with a low reading and was driving in circumstances of necessity to return to work.

He was charged with:

  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(f)

Dee Giannopoulos represented him at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The court imposed a fine of $500 without conviction. There was no order made against the license of our client.

This was a positive result as submissions made for not recording a conviction ensures that a Magistrate can exercise discretion and not impact on licence. In circumstances where a Magistrate does not record a conviction, the court is then not required to cancel and disqualify licence.


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Dee is based in our Melbourne office and appears at all Courts in Victoria. Dee’s commitment to her clients and her passion for justice drives her to achieve great results.

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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 25/02/2013