3 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
The first thing that needs to be done is to examine exactly what offence you have been charged with and see of the Police can prove every element of that offence. Just because you say you lost control of a car doesn't necessarily mean they can prove every element. There are legal defences available in certain circumstances.
It is difficult to give you an accurate prediction as to the "worst case" scenario if you plea guilty because sentencing law in NSW is reasonably complex. It depends on a whole range of legal concepts and principlals under a particular Act of Parliament.
The fact that you have no prior record assists. A plea of guilty at an early occassion also assists.
In terms of a "best case" result you may be able to plea guilty and not recieve a conviction. This is possible but requires the Magistrate to be convincingly pursuaded. Again it is difficult to advise this without knowing all your "subjective features" ie your personal background.
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I work for an insurance company, determining liability for accidents.
Were the police there when the accident happened? If not, you really have no reason to be charged. It would be other people's word against yours. If the poice were there, that is a different story. Let me know...might be able to help