Withdrawing a Charge of Driving Without Headlights
The client was issued with an infringement notice for driving without the headlights operating, an offence which breached his 1 x point bond and would lead to his licence being suspended. The client elected to contest the charge and take the matter to court.
We held a case conference with the police prosecution in this matter. This allowed us to advocate on behalf of the client and outline compelling reasons why the police should have exercised their discretion on the night, and given a caution instead of an infringement notice in all of the circumstances.
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 06/09/2019