Exceed PCA – Minimum Licence Disqualification

This is a case study on Exceed PCA and Careless Driving offences resulting in a licence disqualification that was kept to a minimum.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client lost control of his vehicle and accidentally drove into a shop, writing off his car and another car in the process. He was found to have a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.13 and was therefore guilty of drink driving. He was charged with Exceed PCA and Careless Driving.

What happened at court?
Bill Doogue represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Our client had a previous drink driving conviction which dates back to the early 1990s.

Our client was a decent man and has a reputation for being exceptionally hardworking. His commendable qualities were highlighted in our submissions to the court including the fact that our client had not been expecting to drink that night. Further, our client completed a Road Trauma Awareness Course following the charges made against him and he even created a program at his workplace that centre on drink driving awareness.

What was the result?
For the drink driving offence, our client received a licence disqualification that was kept to a minimum period by the Magistrate. He received no further penalty for the charge of careless driving.

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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