Withdrawing Dangerous Driving Charge

This is a case study that involves withdrawing a Dangerous Driving charge.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was facing multiple traffic charges following allegations by the police that she was driving a car and was seen doing a protracted burn out on a street. As there were people on the location of the incident, her manner of driving was deemed dangerous.

What happened at court?
The police charged her with the following offences:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Improper Use of Motor Vehicle
We acted on her behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. It must be noted that our client has no history of traffic offences.

What was the result?
We negotiated with the prosecution resulting in the withdrawal of the Dangerous Driving charge. This was a good outcome as this offence carries a fine of $24,000 or a prison term of 2 years, or both, as a maximum penalty; including a licence disqualification for at least 12 months.

For the remaining charges left, our client was ultimately fined and her licence suspended for 2 months.
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