Downing Centre Drink Driving Solicitors – Mid Range PCA

Downing Centre Drink Driving Solicitors – Middle Range DUI Lawyer Update from Sydney Traffic Lawyers

Our Downing Centre Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers discuss a recent Middle Range Drink Driving offence that was run before Magistrate O’Sullivan in the Downing Centre Local Court in the Sydney City CBD. If you have a PCA offence & need more information feel free to contact us on 1300 941 900.

Downing Centre Local Court – Mid Range DUI (June 2014)

It’s Josh Boorman here from SydneyDrinkDriving.com.au. Just another quick update on a matter that I did in the Sydney Downing Centre Local Court this morning.

My client was on a mid range PCA charge. His blood alcohol reading was 0.117. It was his second offence. He did have a low range PCA offense about nine years ago and he did have a high range speeding offence only last year.

So he didn’t have a great history, traffic history. But we were able to get him into a traffic offender program, one that was actually running down in Melbourne because he was from Melbourne although he does currently live in Sydney and has since moved to Sydney since the incident occurred.

But he did the program. He took a lot out of it. I was able to explain to the Magistrate that there were some extenuating things going on in my client’s life which put him into a very heightened emotional state on the night of the offence and subsequently his judgment was clouded and his decision making processes were off on the night that the incident took place.

I explained to the Magistrate that there were no major or significant aggravating features involved in his circumstances, that he had a short distance to drive and basically the time of night that he was on the road, the traffic conditions were light, which basically meant that due to the fact that there were no significant aggravating features, there was a less of a risk of someone being injured or hurt out of my client’s offending behaviour.

 

Middle Range PCA Court Penalties & Result

My client had already been off the road with a suspended driver’s license since the incident occurred. So he had already served approximately three months without a license and then today I was able to persuade the Magistrate to offer some leniency to my client due to his situation and what steps that he has taken since the incident to make sure that this type of offence does not happen again.

Like I was saying, I was able to persuade the magistrate to reduce the automatic disqualification period for a mid range offence from 12 months down to the minimum disqualification period of six months.

His fine was reduced down to $900 and certainly this offered an additional type of relief for my client.

He was overall happy with this result because given the fact it was not his first drink drive offence. He had a major traffic infringement only last year and his blood alcohol reading was well into the mid range level at 0.117.

He was expecting at least 9 to 12 months disqualification but we were able to get it down to the minimum disqualification period and also see that Her Honour make an order under section 225(3)(b) of the Road Transport Act 2013, which basically means that the suspension period that he has already served can be taken into consideration as time already satisfied or served in relation to the six-month minimum disqualification period that he got today.

So in approximately three months’ time, he should be good to go along to the RMS and reapply for his license and certainly he has learned some major life lessons out of this incident and he has taken steps to far better educate himself on how alcohol can affect the body and the mind and definitely cloud one’s judgment.

 

Getting Professional Legal DUI Representation

Guys, if you have been charge with a drink driving offence or an alcohol-related traffic offence in New South Wales, in Sydney or the surrounding areas of Sydney, please go to our website. There’s plenty of information there. It’s SydneyDrinkDriving.com.au. Have a read through the laws, the penalties, the offences and plenty of blog posts that is offered for free on our website.

If you need some clarification on any issues, please feel free to call myself at the office of Beazley Singleton Lawyers. Our number here is 1300 941 900. I’m happy to have a chat to anyone about their situation. No obligation. A FREE first telephone consultation just to give you an idea of what your situation is, what you can expect when you go to court and further if you would like to get us on board, to represent you.

We do cap our drink driving legal costs matters at a fixed fee and that will see you right through to the end of your court case until we get a result in court. There are no hidden expenses or extra cost involved. It’s $1700 plus GST and that’s on a fixed fee basis.

So again, please visit our website SydneyDrinkDriving.com.au or give me a call, 1300 941 900. Thanks guys.

Speak to our DUI Lawyers – Josh Boorman Ph: 1300 941 900


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NSW Drink Driving Information was written by Josh Boorman a Sydney Drink Driving Lawyer.

Joshua Boorman
Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers are experts in dealing with all drug and alcohol related Traffic Laws. We attend all courts in Sydney and the surrounding suburbs. Call 1300 941 900 or Email: jboorman@boormanlawyers.com.au
Joshua Boorman
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Joshua Boorman

Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers are experts in dealing with all drug and alcohol related Traffic Laws. We attend all courts in Sydney and the surrounding suburbs. Call 1300 941 900 or Email: jboorman@boormanlawyers.com.au