Exceed PCA and Drive Disqualified – CBO, Fine

This is a case study on Exceed PCA and Drive Disqualified involving an accident that was attributed to pedestrian negligence.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with Exceed PCA and Drive Disqualified following a road accident that involved a pedestrian. It must be noted that the police attributed the cause of accident to pedestrian negligence; hence our client was found not culpable for the accident.

This was the client’s second drink driving offence and the first offending occurred within the last 3 months. He has also been previously charged for failing to stop at a scene of accident.

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

What was the result?
The magistrate imposed a Community-Based Order for a period of 12 months. Our client was also required to complete 75 hours of unpaid community work and to attend a counseling program for alcohol usage as part of the sentence. For the charge of Drive Disqualified, our client was fined $1,000 to be paid within 6 months.
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