Exceed PCA Charges – Good Behaviour Bond

This is a case study on drink driving and other traffic offences that led to a sentence of a good behaviour bond.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was facing several traffic offences which include both drink driving and non-drink driving. The drink driving offences arose from a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.1%.

What happened at court?
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on the following charges:

  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(f)
  • Fail to keep left of the dividing lane
  • Fail to stop when Police signal
  • Dangerous driving
Our client has never been previously charged with any driving or criminal offence.

Amendments to the Prosecution Summary were made in regards to some aggravating facts that were not consistent with what really occurred according to our client. We made submissions to the court emphasising on our client’s willingness to take responsibility for his actions. We highlighted the fact that our client had never reoffended during his suspension period.

What was the result?
The Magistrate ultimately sentenced our client to a good behaviour bond.

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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 20/03/2020