The following case study is an example of the kind of Traffic matters we deal with at Nardi Lawyers.
Our client was facing the following charge:
- Drive Whilst Suspended.
Our client had traffic offence priors, however did not have a Drive Whilst Suspended prior.
What the police alleged
Our client was driving their vehicle and was intercepted by police. At the time, their licence was suspended for a previous speeding offence.
How Nardi Lawyers helped
The key objective when preparing a plea to a charge of Drive Whilst Suspended is to avoid a further licence suspension. The Court has discretion in suspending an individual’s licence for driving whilst suspended, there is no minimum mandatory licence loss period.
We held a conference with our client, who gave us critical information on their situation at the time of the offending.
Our client had 1 month left of their licence suspension and was driving to obtain medication. This was in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns.
In Court, we tendered character references and gave submissions on our client’s behalf, which were carefully constructed following our interviews with the client.
Our client was sentenced to a fine, without conviction.
Our client did not receive a further suspension of their driver’s licence, given the circumstances surrounding the offending.
This case study is a prime example of why it is paramount that you seek legal advice, as your representative will know what key information must be given to the Court.
If you have been charged with similar offences, we recommend that you call our office today, so we can help you achieve the best outcome possible.