Refuse Breath Test – Withdrawn

The client was alleged to have driven a car into a fast food chain restaurant, ordered food via drive thru, then demanded that he not pay.

The Police was called and attended the scene where a man was questioned and refused to undergo a drink drive breath test. The Police allege a driver’s licence was provided as well as our client’s details. He was charged with Refuse breath test.

Andrew George represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

Our client instructed that he knew nothing of the matter or circumstances alleged by the Police.

Our client instructed us to negotiate with Police Prosecutors over two court hearing dates with the ultimate withdrawal of all charges against him. The withdrawal of the charges meant that he no longer faced the potential loss of licence for a minimum of 2 years.


Andrew GeorgeAndrew George

Andrew has over 25 years experience as a criminal lawyer and has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1995. As Partner of Doogue + George, Andrew oversees all matters run out of the Sunshine office as a commitment to ensuring that your case has a proper and fair hearing to ensure the best outcome possible. Andrew has spent most of his career representing Melbourne’s western suburbs and has a commitment to the working people of Victoria. His experience includes providing criminal defence for a client during IBAC's first major prosecution, Operation Fitzroy.

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