OD – Client avoids community work for 12 months

Facts: Driving while disqualified

OD was charged with driving while disqualified (54(1)(a) of the Road Transport Act 2013).

He had been disqualified from driving for a period of 9 months after he was charged and pleaded guilty to drink driving (high range PCA). OD was serving a good behaviour bond for the drink drinking offence at the time.

OD was detected by police at a random breath test who discovered that OD was driving while disqualified. OD plead guilty and therefore breached his good behaviour bond. OD had retired from work due to complication with his health. OD was concerned about court ordered community service work due to his reduce mobility because of his health issues.

Outcome: Community Correction Order

Our client plead guilty to the charge of driving while disqualified and he was to be re-sentenced for the breach of the bond for the drink driving charge. At sentencing, OD was re-sentenced to Community Correction Order without community work for 12 months (Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 Section 8). OD was also fined $1500 for driving while disqualified and disqualified for a further 9 months.

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