The other party to the accident referred the matter to the police.
The client had no prior convictions and was on a temporary visa.
Due to the relatively small amount of money involved and the absence of prior convictions, plus the client’s cooperation with police when arrested, an application for diversion was made to the arresting officer.
This application was approved and we represented the client at a diversion hearing at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.
This was an excellent result for the client as a police record (even upon a without conviction outcome) would jeopardise his plan to apply for permanent residency in Australia.
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