Exceed PCA and Drive Disqualified – Wholly Suspended Sentence and Fine

Our client was a gainfully employed male in his mid 40’s charged with Exceed prescribed concentration of alcohol. He has 5 priors for the same offending. Specifically, the charges he faced were:

  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
  • Exceed PCA 49(1)(f)
  • Driving disqualified

Dee Giannopoulos represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Our client was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 3 months wholly suspended for 12 months, as well as a fine of $1000. For a fifth offence, imprisonment was within range however the Magistrate was persuaded to wholly suspend the sentence.


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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 25/02/2013