Speeding Charge Dismissed
We recently appeared in Burwood Local Court on behalf of a 43-year-old man charged with exceeding the speed limit by over 20km/h.
Our client was detected by a speed camera doing 69km/h in a 40km/h zone. The camera was located in the M4 tunnel where the speed limit is usually 80km/h. At the time of the offence, the variable speed limit had changed to 40km/h with little notification.
Our client had held his licence for 26 years and was employed a truck driver, driving road trains up to 55 metres in length. He finally progressed onto his Road Train Licence in 2014 and had an excellent driving record.
During the sentence hearing, our experienced Senior Solicitor, Mr Philopos, tendered subjective material, which included character references and an apology letter. Mr Philopos also made oral submissions in relation to the offence, specifically outlining the difficulties a road train driver faces when being forced to reduce speed rapidly in a short period of time.
Section 10 (1)(a) of the Crimes Sentencing Procedure Act 1999
The Magistrate accepted Mr Philopos’ persuasive submissions and proceeded to exercise discretion and dismissed the offence in accordance with Section 10 (1)(a) of the Crimes Sentencing Procedure Act 1999. Our client was extremely happy with the result and our representation of him.
Every client at Jameson Law is treated with care and understanding, no matter the circumstances. We appreciate the importance of every client’s matter. We are proud of the results we obtain, and how the team at Jameson Law works together to obtain excellent outcomes for clients.
If you are in need of any expert legal advice or representation regarding traffic-related matters, contact Jameson Law today.