Speeding and Dangerous Driving

This is a case study on charges of Speeding and Dangerous Driving.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was facing charges of Dangerous Driving and Exceed Speed Limit at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. Although he admitted to the speeding charge, he was however disputing whether his manner of driving was indeed dangerous considering all the circumstances.

What happened at court?
We provided legal representation for the client. We negotiated with the prosecution prompting for the withdrawal of the Dangerous Driving charge. This was a good result as the remaining speeding charge does not carry a prison term (unlike with Dangerous Driving) and a fine for this offence will also not be as excessive.

What was the result?
The magistrate eventually imposed a modest fine and a licence suspension for 12 months which is the statutory minimum period. This was a great result for a case that involves Speeding and Dangerous 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 20/03/2020