Written by Andrew Zingler (Geelong Office)
We recently acted for a young man who had been issued a default notice, and had his car registration revoked until he proved his car was roadworthy. He instructed he had rectified the issue, and that VicRoads had told him he was fine to drive again.
He was pulled over by the police soon after, and charged with driving unregistered. A subpoena was issued upon VicRoads, which revealed that the default notice had been placed on their system after they'd given him the all clear to drive. A simple administrative error had exposed our client to criminal prosecution.
Happily, we discovered this error before our client had entered a plea and the charge was withdrawn.
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