Did Drive U.I.L (motor vehicle/tram/train/vessel) TORA 79(1)(a)
Southport Magistrates Court
Overview of Case and Outcome:
Our client was charged with the offence of driving under the influence of liquor under section 79 of the Transport Operations Act. The maximum penalty for this offence upon conviction is a penalty not exceeding 28 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 9 months. This matter proceeds in summary jurisdiction.
Our client had a BAC reading in excess of 0.230% and maintained that they wished to plead guilty to the offence.
We provided our client a detailed list of preparations to complete prior to finalizing the matter in court. This included things like counselling, traffic offender courses, and references. Our client completed their preparations as suggested.
Upon sentence, in the Magistrate heard submissions. After successful submissions made by Defence, our client received an appropriate fine and only 10 months disqualification. This was an excellent result.