#148 Townsville Drink Driving

29 Aug 2018  •  12 Views  •  2 Likes
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Join Wiseman Lawyers Traffic Lawyer Andrew Wiseman at Townsville Magistrates Court as he represents a client charged with Drink Driving. Watch Andrew explain what happened in the courtroom, along with the outcome which he achieved and how he achieved it.

All right. So I’m at Townsville Magistrates Court. I had two clients today. Both were charged with high range drink driving. The first one had a reading .178. He had two previous, the previous being .161 and .180, although the two previous were outside of the last five years. The other client was a first time offender reading a .190. Worst case for both is a lifetime loss of licence. But when you’re a repeat offender, you’re looking at the potential of jail or some kind of probation or suspended term imprisonment.

So for the first client, the first time offender with .190, she was looking at a disqualification of fine only. It was all about getting this qualification down. Whereas with the client who was a repeat offender, there was the potential for imprisonment. So as part of my preparations, I needed to address that issue as well and ensure that it was a disqualification of fine only. With regard to the first client, she was from the States and intended to make Australia her home at some point, so she had concerns about the recording of a conviction. It’s a traffic conviction, not a criminal conviction, but it can cause difficulties nonetheless. Whereas given the client that had previous, I wasn’t going to make that… The other client with the two previous offences, I wasn’t going to make that submission on his behalf.

Got both clients to do the course that we get everyone to do, got them to get references based on the template we provided both of their… All of their clients. Look, as I said, worst case for both, disqualification wise, was a lifetime loss of licence. With the first client with a .190, no history, I was able to convince the magistrate to keep it to nine months and given her concerns about the recording of a traffic conviction, I prepared [inaudible] submissions and spoke at length on my feet, and was able to persuade the magistrate not record a conviction for her.

With regard to the other client, as I said, a .178 and previous .161 and a .180, I got him a disqualification of fine only. So a 10 month disqualification and fine. A conviction was recorded for him. Given he’s a repeat offender, I wasn’t going to waste the magistrate’s time pushing for no conviction recorded there, but so… Yeah, the first client, .190, 9 months no conviction recorded and a fine. Second client .178 with previous .161 and .180, 10 months and a fine, conviction recorded. Both clients are obviously very happy.

I’m Andrew Wiseman at Townsville Magistrates Court. Thanks for watching.

Andrew represents clients at all Queensland courts, namely Alpha Magistrates Court, Atherton Magistrates Court, Aurukun Magistrates Court, Ayr Magistrates Court, Badu Island Magistrates Court, Bamaga Magistrates Court, Barcaldine Magistrates Court, Beaudesert Magistrates Court, Beenleigh Magistrates Court, Biloela Magistrates Court, Birdsville Magistrates Court, Blackall Magistrates Court, Blackwater Magistrates Court, Boigul Island Magistrates Court, Boulia Magistrates Court, Bowen Magistrates Court, Brisbane Magistrates Court, Bundaberg Magistrates Court, Burketown Magistrates Court, Caboolture Magistrates Court, Cairns Magistrates Court, Caloundra Magistrates Court, Camooweal Magistrates Court, Charleville Magistrates Court, Charters Towers Magistrates Court, Cherbourg Magistrates Court, Childers Magistrates Court, Chinchilla Magistrates Court, Clermont Magistrates Court, Cleveland Magistrates Court, Cloncurry Magistrates Court, Coen Magistrates Court, Cooktown Magistrates Court, Coolangatta Magistrates Court, Cunnamulla Magistrates Court, Dajarra Magistrates Court, Dalby Magistrates Court, Darnley Island Magistrates Court, Doomadgee Magistrates Court, Duaringa Magistrates Court, Emerald Magistrates Court, Gatton Magistrates Court, Gayndah Magistrates Court, Georgetown Magistrates Court, Gladstone Magistrates Court, Goondiwindi Magistrates Court, Gympie Magistrates Court, Hervey Bay Magistrates Court, Holland Park Magistrates Court, Hughenden Magistrates Court, Ingham Magistrates Court, Inglewood Magistrates Court, Innisfail Magistrates Court, Ipswich Magistrates Court, Julia Creek Magistrates Court, Kingaroy Magistrates Court, Kowanyama Magistrates Court, Landsborough Magistrates Court, Lockhart River Magistrates Court, Longreach Magistrates Court, Mabuiag Island Magistrates Court, Mackay Magistrates Court, Mareeba Magistrates Court, Maroochydore Magistrates Court, Maryborough Magistrates Court, Mer Island Magistrates Court, Millmerran Magistrates Court, Mitchell Magistrates Court, Moa Island Magistrates Court, Monto Magistrates Court, Moranbah Magistrates Court, Mornington Island Magistrates Court, Mossman Magistrates Court, Mount Garnet Magistrates Court, Mount Isa Magistrates Court, Murgon Magistrates Court, Nambour Magistrates Court, Nanango Magistrates Court, Noosa Magistrates Court, Normanton Magistrates Court, Oakey Magistrates Court, Palm Island Magistrates Court, Pine Rivers Magistrates Court, Pittsworth Magistrates Court, Pormpuraaw Magistrates Court, Proserpine Magistrates Court, Quilpie Magistrates Court, Redcliffe Magistrates Court, Richlands Magistrates Court, Richmond Magistrates Court, Rockhampton Magistrates Court, Roma Magistrates Court, Sabai Island Magistrates Court, Sandgate Magistrates Court, Sarina Magistrates Court, Southport Magistrates Court, Springsure Magistrates Court, Stanthorpe Magistrates Court, St George Magistrates Court, Tambo Magistrates Court, Taroom Magistrates Court, Thursday Island Magistrates Court, Toogoolawah Magistrates Court, Toowoomba Magistrates Court, Townsville Magistrates Court, Tully Magistrates Court, Warraber Island Magistrates Court, Warwick Magistrates Court, Weipa Magistrates Court, Winton Magistrates Court, Woorabinda Magistrates Court, Wynnum Magistrates Court, Yam Island Magistrates Court, Yarrabah Magistrates Court, Yeppoon Magistrates Court and Yorke Island Magistrates Court.