Driving Whilst Disqualified / Withdrawn

Case: Client contests Driving Whilst Disqualified charge on Defence of honest reasonable belief.

Our client attended VicRoads to have his driver licence reissued after he was disqualified until he provided a medical report. He paid the fee and was told by the staff member that his licence will be updated on the day. Our client was intercepted by police the next morning at 2am and informed that he was disqualified from driving.

Charges/ Ch1 (driving whilst disqualified)

Result/ Charge Withdrawn

The prosecutor initially refused to withdraw the charge even though our client had the defence of honest and reasonable belief that he was licensed at the time of driving. We advised our client to take the matter to a Contested Hearing. Prior to the Hearing, a new prosecutor contacted our lawyer and offered to withdraw the charge.

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