Random Breath Test (RBT) Positive Reading: Low Range Drink Driving charges
Author: Phillip Gibson
Downing Centre Local Court, Sydney
Represented by Solicitor: Phillip Gibson, accredited criminal law specialist
Case Facts –
Client charged with Low Range PCA having been pulled over for a random breath test (RBT) which returned a positive reading. The client was arrested and taken to the nearest police station where he underwent a breath analysis with a reading of 0.059. although the client's driving record only dated back to 2005, it contained a demerit point suspension in 2009. the client instructed that he would lose his job if convicted as driving was an essential part of his employment contract.
Case Result –
The client completed the Traffic Offender Program prior to the matter being finalized at the local court. The magistrate was not impressed with the driving record, however having an accredited criminal law specialist address the court made all the difference. No conviction was recorded and the client placed on s10 bond for 6 months pursuant to the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act.
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