The Magistrate in Manly Local Court has allowed our 48 year old client from Fairfield to avoid a conviction and a licence disqualification despite driving whilst suspended twice and also running a red light.
Our client has a lengthy traffic record including: speeding by more than 45km/h three times, speeding by more than 30km/h twice, negligent driving, not give particulars after crash and several others.
He also has criminal convictions.
He was on a demerit point suspension when he drove his car towards his workplace at Cromer.
Police observed him drive through a red light, pulled him over and advised him that his licence was suspended.
He admitted knowing that he was suspended and that he ran the red light.
He was then charged with ‘Driving Whilst Suspended’ and the red light offence.
Despite this, he drove again a short time later and was again pulled over and charged with a second count of Driving Whilst Suspended.
This meant that he was facing a 3 year licence disqualification and hefty fines, which would have caused him to lose his job as a machine operator and delivery driver.
However, our defence team assisted him to prepare his case thoroughly and presented it strongly in court.
The Magistrate was ultimately persuaded to grant him ‘Section 10s’ for all of the offences – which means that he avoids a further criminal record, avoids a licence disqualification and also avoids fines.
He now has his licence back and can keep working and looking after his family.