Solicitors Near Me Holland Park achieved an outstanding result for our client at Holland Park Magistrates Court recently.
Our client was charged with Repeat Disqualified Driving.
They were caught driving on a Court Ordered Disqualification.
It was their 10th Unlicensed/Disqualified Driving charge.
They had recently served actual time in custody for similar offending.
Our client had extensive criminal and traffic history.
The question for the Magistrate was whether they would physically imprison our client, and for how long.
Our client was at very high risk of spending time in actual custody, given they had only recently been released from jail for like offending.
We were successful in challenging documents from police, which significantly helped our client's defence.
We prepared detailed submissions of the relevant legislation and case law.
We made vigorous verbal submission to the Magistrate.
We were successful in persuading the Magistrate not to physically imprison our client, and instead to impose a 2 month period of imprisonment, wholly suspended for 12 months.
Practically, this meant that as long as our client committed no further offences in the next 12 months, they would not serve any time in custody.
Our client went home to his family that afternoon.
Our client was over the moon.