No Licence Loss for Driving Charges
Our client had two driving matters at court. The first involved two charges: (1) drive suspended and (2) speeding. The second also involved two charges: (1) drive disqualified and (2) doing a u-turn when not permitted. He was extremely nervous about losing his licence as he had a young family and had recently started his own truck driving business. He had made admissions to all offences in his police interview.
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.
The case had aggravating features: that the client had been charged with driving suspended very shortly after first being charged with driving whilst suspended, and that he had been breaking the road rules on each occasion. We made submissions to the Magistrate about the extreme hardship that would be caused to the client and his family if he is to lose his licence. The magistrate ultimately imposed a fine and did not disqualify our client from driving.
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 06/01/2015