Penrith Local Court
Represented by one of our traffic lawyers
The client was suspended by police for speeding over 45km/h. He was caught driving a few weeks later by police whilst suspended and also on his mobile phone. He was charged with driving suspended and driving with mobile phone.
The client was facing a criminal conviction, 12 month minimum disqualification, the risk of imprisonment and a significant fine.
After detailed submissions by the solicitor, the Magistrate dealt with the matter by way of section 10 and did not record a conviction for the driving whilst suspended. The client was extremely happy as he avoided a criminal conviction and was not disqualified. A small fine was imposed for the driving with his mobile phone matter.