Without Conviction for Exceed Speed Limit

This is a traffic offence case resulting in a fine without conviction for Exceed Speed Limit and other charges.

The client was young (19 years old) at the time of the offence, had an excellent work history, and has just completed an apprenticeship.
Our client was allegedly speeding at 177 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The road in question was a sealed semi-rural road and the speed was detected through a fixed speed camera. The client made full admissions and was co-operative with the investigating police. He was charged with traffic offences.

We acted on the client’s behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. The charges were:

After extensive negotiations at a case conference, the prosecution agreed to withdraw the indictable offence of Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury. They were also further persuaded to withdraw the offence of Dangerous Driving.

During an earlier client conference, it was strongly recommended that our client attend and participate in the Road Trauma Awareness Seminar. The client duly attended the seminar, with his father, and obtained a certificate evidencing his participation in that program.

A reference from his father was tendered which was illustrative of our client’s hard work and the lesson he learnt as a result of being charged and having been required to come to court to answer for his conduct.

Of significance, the magistrate was persuaded that our client had taken constructive steps to address his offending. A fine without conviction for Exceed Speed Limit was imposed along with the statutory minimum of 12 months license suspension. The client was also directed to attend and complete the VicRoads Safe Driving program.
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 02/03/2018