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Manly Drink Driving Solicitors – High Range DUI Lawyers Update from Sydney Traffic Lawyers

Recently our High Range DUI Lawyers Manly appeared at Manly Local Court in relation to a High Range PCA matter. Throughout this blog post we will discuss this matter and the results that we obtained for our client. If you have a PCA offence & need more information feel free to contact us on 1300 941 900.

Manly Local Court – High Range DUI (July 2014)

Today, I just want to give you a quick update about a recent matter I had in Manly Local Court. Now, this was quite a serious matter. It was a High Range PCA charge. It was my client’s first drink driving offence. However, the level of blood alcohol was concerning. It was 0.172 and the manner in which he came to police attention at the time of the offense was also a concerning since police alleged that he went through a red traffic light and was close to causing a collision. These are all considered aggravating features, which increase the seriousness of a drink driving related offence.

So, the matter went before Manly Local Court. So, this matter was serious. My client was from overseas. He’s been working here on a working visa for about three years. He didn’t have any other interest in his traffic history, which was good because it was his first offence. He didn’t have any criminal history from England, from where he was from. We obtained to copy of his clean criminal record from England and tendered that to the court.

I was also able to put together some verbal well crafted submissions before His Honour. To just highlight that, there were some extenuating circumstances, which occurred on the night that my client was judged with this High Range PCA offence. And I was also able to show the Court that it wasn’t my client’s intention on this evening to go out and drink and drive or get in his car after he’d been drinking to drive home. It was some extenuating circumstances where my client had to remove himself unexpectedly from a tense and volatile environment and situation. And unfortunately, because he had to remove himself quickly from this environment, he made the very poor choice to getting into his car and driving after he knew that he had been consuming alcohol that evening.

The Magistrate was receptive to the submissions I put forward. He was also very well-received the fact that my client went voluntarily and completed the Traffic Offender Program. This was completed to a high standard, which showed that he was able to re-educate himself and learn a lot about drive and safety on our roads.

In addition to this, we tendered a number of all documents, statement from our client’s employer, just expressing how important his role within that employment situation and company is. And also, we got a statement from my client’s mother back in England. Now, she was able to explain more of a personal point of view about my client, and some of the tragedies and emotional things that have gone on in his life in recent times.

Finally, we also arranged for my client to put on paper a statement, which was tendered to the court and this really showed the lessons that my client had learned from the Traffic Offender Program, and also, displayed an element of contrition and remorse that my client had.

High Range DUI Penalties at Manly Court

My client was expecting a disqualification period of around 18 months or a little bit higher given the fact that there were aggravating features involved and the blood alcohol reading was well over that .150 High Range PCA threshold. So, it was a serious matter, but the Magistrate took into consideration the steps that my client had taken since the offence occurred. And the explanation that I was able to enlighten the Court on about the extenuating circumstances, which occurred on the night of the incident. And for this, His Honour decided to reduce the disqualification from the automatic period of 3 years down to the minimum period of 12 months.

So, my client got a 12-month disqualification and this was backdated to the time of the offence. So, the period that was sought for the adjournment between the first court mentioned and the final court hearing, all the time that he’d served off the road since the offence on a suspended license was taken into consideration as time served as part of the 12 months that His Honour handed down on the day of the final hearing.

He got a $1,400 fine, which was reduced down from a maximum, which could have been $3,300. But I’ve assisted my client in putting him in the right direction to getting him to apply for a payment arrangement where he can pay that fine off. My client was very happy with this minimum disqualification of 12 months given the circumstances surrounding this situation. All in all, it was a good result coming out of this matter. Not only were we able to reduce my client’s penalties, but we were also able to help re-educate and rehabilitate my client so that he does not reoffend in the future, which is always good for the community at large.

Advice from our High Range DUI Lawyers Manly

Guys, that’s just one example of a matter we had at Manly Local Court. We do matters like this nearly every day of the week in courts in Sydney and throughout all the Sydney suburbs and the local courts. We’re experienced in this drink driving and alcohol related traffic matters. We do lots of them.

So, if you have been charged with a drink driving offence, please feel free to give us a call on 1300 941 900, or alternatively, your first step, you may want to visit our website. If you haven’t already, it is SydneyDrinkDriving.com.au. Now, you can go there. There’s plenty of articles and information and blog posts on offences, laws, penalties, and then raft about the information surrounding drink driving or alcohol related traffic offences in New South Wales.

We charge on a very reasonable and competitive fixed fee basis for any drink driving guilty plea in the local court. So, rest assured, you are going to know from the outset exactly how much the matter will charge to have quality legal representation paid for you in court.

So, like I said, please feel free to give me a call on 1300 941 900. I’m happy to have a first free telephone consultation with anyone to give you a bit more information and advice you of the situation that you might be in. And then, we can discuss possibly representing you when it comes to court.

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

Our DUI Lawyers can be contacted at:

Sydney Drink Driving Lawyers | DUI Solicitors NSW

14/362-370 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Email: jboorman@boormanlawyers.com.au

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
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