Fail to Report an Accident – Fine and No Loss of Licence

The client had a car accident after she driven off the highway and down an embankment, subsequently her car was written off.

After the crash she consumed a lot of alcohol. She then was driven to town and did not report the accident to the Police.

There was damage to signs and the railings that she drove through. She was charged with failure to report an accident to the Police.

Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The client was fined $300 and was able to keep her licence.


Bill DoogueBill Doogue

Bill has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for over 17 years and a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years.

Bill specialises in defending corporate crime cases and defending serious sexual offences charges. Bill has expertly and successfully defended high profile, high-pressure cases and is highly respected by the Courts, police and his peers. Bill runs the Melbourne office and enjoys his involvement in advising on the higher level strategy that should be used to defend cases.

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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