Drive Without Due Care and Attention.
Beenleigh Magistrates Court
Overview of Case:
Our client was charged with the offence of Drive Without Due Care and Attention under section 83(1) of the Transport Operation (Road Use Management) Act. The maximum penalty for this offence upon conviction is a penalty not exceeding 40 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months. This matter proceeds in summary jurisdiction.
Our client had driven across a pedestrian crossing while a elderly woman was still in the middle of the crossing. During this incident our client had crossed to the other side of the road in the process of driving around the pedestrian. Our client 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, the Magistrate heard submissions. After successful submissions made by Defence, our client received an appropriate fine and only 3 months licence disqualification. This was an excellent result.