Motor Vehicle Offences: Exceed PCA, Drive Disqualified

Our client was charged with drink driving and exceed PCA. This is the client’s 2nd offence for drink driving and the client has a prior for failing to stop at a scene of accident. Circumstances of the offence involved a fatal collision with a pedestrian. The Police did not allege the client as culpable for the accident. Pedestrian negligence was attributed as the cause for collision.

The client was facing charges of:

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

For the 2nd offence of drink driving (within 3 months of first), placed on a Community Based Order for 12 months, to perform 75 hours unpaid community work, further ordered to attend for counselling for alcohol usage.

For offence of drive whilst license disqualified, fined $1000 with a stay of 6 months.


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