Our 31-year-old client from Liverpool in January 2020 was involved in a collission with another vehicle in a car park. The police believed that our client was at fault by failing to give way.
As a result of the collision, our client caused damage to both vehicles. In addition, the driver of the other vehicle had lasting neck pain for some time after the collision.
Our client was given a Court Attendance Notice to front court and be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The offence was ‘Not Give way to Vehicle at Intersecting Road’.
Our client was concerned about the impact a conviction would have on his current application for Australian citizenship as well as his future employment. He immediately contacted our office to arrange a free first consultation with our Specialist Traffic Lawyers.
Our client was provided a list of materials to gather in order to maximise his chances at receiving a penalty that would not record a conviction.
Our Managing Lawyer Tayla Regan appeared at Liverpool Local Court in late January to represent him. A plea of guilty was entered to the offence and the matter proceeded to a Sentence before the Magistrate.
A number of materials were handed up to the court including an apology letter, good character reference letters and letter from his employer commenting on our client’s job as a car detailer.
Invoices were also provided to the court to demonstrate payment made by our client to repair the other driver’s vehicle as well as providing for a hire car for 7 days.
Submissions were made by Tayla with respect to our client’s unlikeliness to reoffend, his good character as well as the impact a conviction would have on him in these circumstances.
The court agreed with the submissions made on our client’s behalf and dismissed the offence without a conviction pursuant to section 10(1)(a) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999.
This meant that our client was not subject to a good behaviour bonds nor did he have a conviction for this offence. This was the best possible outcome for him.