Exceed PCA, Dangerous Driving

This is a case study on driving charges resulting in a financial penalty without conviction.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with Exceed PCA 49(1)(B) and Dangerous Driving. We represented him at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

What happened at court?
After summary case conferencing the matter with the prosecution unit, we were able to get the more serious driving charges withdrawn. This was important as the client desperately needed his licence to look after a very ill family member; and the withdrawn charges would have required a mandatory licence loss. The remaining charge only had a 3-month licence disqualification as opposed to 2 years.

What was the result?
The client received a fine without conviction and a short licence suspension. Getting this result involved a careful consideration of the charges and discussion with the prosecution unit. References were also provided to the Magistrate detailing the client’s good work history and his role in caring for his family.
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 02/02/2018