Our Campbelltown client was a repeat drink driving offender and the matter was aggravated by speed. The short proximity between the offences resulted in the court having to impose a custodial sentence. We were successful in convincing the court that any custodial sentence should be suspended due to our clients personal circumstances and the steps taken to rehabilitate himself. Our client was able to walk out of court and continue his rehabilitation with his family . Campbelltown Local Court Details
Mid Range Drink Driving Charge at Campbelltown Local Court. Ordinarily the court would consider that punishment by way of fine and disqualification would be insufficient when an intoxicated driver has had a serious collision. However, after explaining our clients personal circumstances to the Magistrate, coupled with his remorse and supporting documentation, His Honour was minded to significantly exercise his discretion.
Our Campbelltown client had gone through a particularly difficult period due to illness and required his license to attend medical appointments. Campbelltown local court was concerned because he had committed a previous PCA in the past. It took quite some effort to allay the courts fear that our client would not re offend and deserved an a second chance, in particular due to his need for a license. Eventually the court dealt with the matter in accordance with s10 and our client can now continue with [...]
A loss of license can have a large impact on many people , however our client was a professional driver and a conviction would have had ramifications on his immediate employment as well as his future in the industry. Working against him was his poor record, but this obstacle was overcome and he is now able to continue driving and earn an income.