Drive Whilst Suspended / Withdrawn

Case: Police served the same brief twice.

Client drove his car while his licence was suspended. He received a summons for court however a court date was not listed to attend. Client was subsequently served the same brief again one year later.

Charges/ Ch1 (drive whilst suspended)

Result/ Ch1: withdrawn

BCL lawyer argued that the police informant failed to seek an extension of time to serve the brief from the court registry within the time limits of the Criminal Procedure Act. Prosecutor agreed to withdraw the charge.

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