Refuse Breath Test and Unlicensed Driving – Withdrawn

Tnis is a case study on driving offences resulting in the charges getting withdrawn.
Police alleged that our client had been driving while unlicensed and had refused to undergo an evidentiary breath test. Refusing to undergo an evidentiary breath test is a serious offence as, if found proven, it carries a mandatory two-year disqualification from driving.
We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court who faced charges of:

  1. Drive Unlicensed
  2. Refuse Breath Test
Our client contested the matter.
Following lengthy discussions with a police prosecutor, both charges were withdrawn. This was an excellent result as two police officers claimed they had seen the client driving the car which meant it was very unlikely for the charges to be withdrawn.

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 26/04/2016