Downing Centre Local Court, Sydney
Represented by a Criminal Defence Solicitor.
Case Facts: Client was charged in two separate incidents of Severe Breach of Mass Axle (Overloading) and Failure to Provide Container Weight Declaration. In relation to the Breach of Mass Axle, it was the company’s second offence thereby considerably increasing the fines available to the court. The maximum amount our client could potentially be fined was $121,000.
Case Result: The plea in mitigation was focused on the intensive training that the company’s employees were required to undertake and noted that there had been only one other breach since the company started in 2005. His Honour took those matters into account before fining the company $5,500 for the two charges.