Traffic Offences, Appeal to County Court

On a plea of guilty to Exceed PCA, Drive in a manner Dangerous, and Drive whilst license disqualified, the Magistrate had imposed a period of 6 months immediate imprisonment. This case was heard at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

Shaun Pascoe acted in behalf of our client. By marshalling material not placed before the sentencing magistrate, and by calling character evidence from our client’s sister, Shaun was able to persuade a County Court Judge to overturn the Magistrate’s sentence. Our client did not serve 6 months imprisonment. He was placed on a 4-month Intensive Corrections Order and was thus permitted to remain in the community.


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