Exceed PCA Charges – Wholly Suspended Sentence

This is a case study on Exceed PCA charges and Driving Disqualified resulting in a wholly suspended sentence and financial penalty.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was facing a total of 3 charges for various traffic offences. Specifically, the charges were:

  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(f)
  • Driving Disqualified
Our client had already been in court five times in the past due to related offences. He is a man in his mid 40’s with consistent employment.

What happened at court?
Dee Giannopoulos acted on the client’s behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

What was the result? Our client ultimately received a wholly suspended sentence and a fine. The magistrate imposed a prison term of 3 months to be wholly suspended for 12 months, and a fine of $1,000. This was a good result especially that even a fifth drink driving offence could likely end up in an immediate term of imprisonment.

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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 20/03/2020