Fail to Make Reasonable Enquiries – Fine Without Conviction

Our client was charged with failing to make reasonable enquiries to establish the identity of the driver of a motor vehicle under section 60 of the Road Safety Act. It was alleged that our client’s car was involved in a motor vehicle accident and that his registration plates were recorded by the other driver involved in the accident and these details were forwarded to the Police. It was also alleged that the failure of our client to make reasonable enquiries as to the driver of his vehicle arose out of questioning between the Police informant and our client. The client had no previous history and required his licence to maintain his business.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Our client entered a plea of guilty. He was fined without conviction. Since we were able to secure a without conviction outcome, no orders were made against our client’s driver’s licence.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

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