Our client is a 22-year-old law and psychology student from Bella Vista. He was driving home from the gym when stopped by police for a random breath test. At the time, he was already disqualified due to a previous major traffic offence.
Police asked him to produce his driver licence. Our client said he left it at home because he was just going to the gym.
Police then asked him to provide his name and date of birth, and our client provided false details which did not match any person on the police system.
He was then charged with ‘driving whilst disqualified’ and ‘driver or rider state false name or home address.’ He pleaded guilty to both charges.
Our lawyers assisted him to obtain various documents in preparation for his sentencing proceedings.
We made lengthy submissions in court primarily focusing on the potential effect of a criminal conviction on his intended future career in law.
Despite the fact that our client already had a major traffic offence on his record, we persuaded the Magistrate in Parramatta Local Court to deal with both charges by way of section 10 bonds – which means he has no further criminal record.