Exceed PCA, Dangerous Driving

This is a case study on driving charges resulting in a financial penalty without conviction.
Our client was charged with Exceed PCA 49(1)(B) and Dangerous Driving. He was represented by Hester Kelly at the Ringwood Magistrates’ 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summary case conferencing the matter with the prosecution unit, we were able to get the more serious driving charges withdrawn. This was important as the client desperately needed his licence to look after a very ill family member; and the withdrawn charges would have required a mandatory licence loss.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.
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.

Hester KellyHester Kelly

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and was admitted to practice in 2014. She previously worked as an Associate to Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria and was also a solicitor advocate at another Melbourne criminal law firm before becoming a member of Doogue + George.

Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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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 02/02/2018