Case: Charged for using a mobile phone that was touching leg.
Client was driving a new car that didn’t have a mobile phone caddy fitted. When she turned a corner her phone slipped from the centre console and was resting against her leg. Cycle police charged her with using a mobile phone.
Charges/ Ch1 (use mobile phone)
Our lawyer argued that police have taken too long in providing the audio recording between police and client and made an application for costs against police which the Magistrate was minded to agree to. The prosecutor withdrew the charge on the basis that client has a contestable matter providing no costs were sought.