Driver D who had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of Careless Driving Causing Death obtained a Limited Licence for Work Related Driving.
Repeat offender in the Manukau District Court advised by the court that he is likely to receive a term of imprisonment. Steve successfully obtains bail so the driver can undergo alcohol treatment with a view to a non-custodial sentence.
Client accused of Driving with Excess Breath Alcohol. Steve conducts the defence which arose due to the police not complying with the essential requirements of the Land Transport Act 1998. Charge dismissed. Client thrilled.
Steve co-presents seminar dealing with aspects of the transport legislation and recent amendments on behalf of the Auckland District Law Society. Attendees are glowing in their praise of the content and delivery.
Client located driving on his vehicle rims on the motorway. Charged with Driving Whilst Impaired. Following presentation of Medical Material and Submissions by Steve addressing the issue as to how the client had experienced unforeseen Symptoms from legitimately prescribed Medication, the court finds Special Reasons pertaining to the offence and the client is accordingly not subject to any Order for Disqualification.
Client appearing for 4th Drink Drive charge obtains Community Based Sentence after submissions from Steve thus avoiding jail.