Infringement Warrant Lawyers Melbourne
The client attended our Melbourne Office with $101 601 worth of infringement warrants. We are experienced infringement warrant lawyers in Melbourne and routinely handle cases involving these types of quantums so the total was no suprise to us. The clients warrants spanned from 2008 through to 2013. There were 370 infringement warrants in total with 352 of the warrants relating to Eastlink and Citylink. The balance related to parking fines with 2 speeding fines.
Ostensibly it looked like the client had a complete disregard for his obligations as a road user and refused to pay fines. After digging deeper and taking full instructions it was revealed that the client in 2010 had tried to take charge of his debt by contacting the infringements court and arranging for payments to be made. From the period of February 2010 through to December of 2011 the client paid $12 000 to alleviate his debt. In January of 2012 his daughter was born with a heart defect and following that time the client not only stopped paying his existing debts but incurred further debt.
As experienced infringement warrant lawyers submissions were made in relation to the clients severe personal circumstances, submissions were also made in relation to the amount of money that had already been paid back to civic compliance being more than the original money that would have been incurred if the client had paid at the time of using the various tollways. It was put to the court that in regard to section 160(3) of the infringements act, that given the clients circumstances the Court should fully discharge the $101601. The Magistrate agreed and all fines were discharged.
This outcome was achieved because the client had made significant efforts at repayment and further had powerful mitigating circumstances in relation to his daughter’s illness. These factors combined with careful preparation, strong submissions and supportive documentation resulted in a the right outcome in this case. If you would like to learn more about infringement warrants and sheriff warrants click here. Or call our office today to speak to one our qualified infringement warrant lawyers in Melbourne today.