Exceed PCA Charges – Fine, No Conviction

Our client was facing charges of Exceed PCA 49(1)(b) and 49(1)(f) after having been found with a low blood alcohol concentration. He was a man in his mid 40’s who has consistent employment. He was caught while driving on his way to work. This was his second drink driving offence and, on this occasion, our client had to drive for reasons related to necessity to return to work.

Dee Giannopoulos represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrate imposed a fine without conviction to our client. This was a good outcome especially that a sentence without conviction allows the magistrate to decide whether or not to take action against a person’s licence. This means that the court is not required to impose licence cancellation or disqualification.

Ultimately, our client was fined $500 but no order was made against his licence.