Our client was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h or more, on a finding of guilt he faced a mandatory minimum of 12 months license loss.
Police alleged they had detected him on a radar travelling at 135km/h in an 80km/h zone. Our client admitted he was speeding but not going that fast.
Through the disclosure process with the prosecution we discovered that another vehicle had been travelling alongside our client at the time police made the radar detection. Through cross-examining the police members at a contested hearing we were able to cast doubt on which vehicle they had detected.
Our client was acquitted of exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h or more and found guilty of the lesser charge of exceeding by 35km/h. This meant he only lost his license for 6 months rather than 12.
Because our client had offered to plead guilty to that charge at an earlier stage police were ordered to pay his legal costs.