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VIC Sorting Out Infringement Notices and Avoiding Jail?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Casnbot, 30 March 2015.

  1. Casnbot

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    My partner has a large amount of unpaid infringement notices, along with warrants for unpaid fines (including speeding fines) to the tune of around $15,000. We have been told that this amount is too large to begin a payment plan, and that is also too large to convert to community service.. So my question is, how do we go about getting this matter sorted out with the hope of avoiding a jail term?
     
  2. Rod

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    Are there any mental health issues involved? If yes, you can apply for special circumstances.

    Don't answer this question here, but if she/he is guilty, elect to take them all to court, throw yourself on the mercy of the court and show true genuine remorse and you may get a substantial discount.

    What are most of the infringements for? eg Tolls, parking, traffic etc. The type of offence may impact on the amount of discount you get at court.
     
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    Many and varied over the last few years...speed, tolls, you name it and it's probably there...absolutely nothing for 8 months now due to changes of lifestyle
     
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    Infringements are stacked against us and they mainly assume you are guilty before you get to court. The presumption of innocence is almost non-existent these days.

    Good recent behaviour is good news. Do you have doctor's reports to back the change in lifestyle? If not, try to get them.

    Ignoring these infringements will not make the problem magically disappear. Best get it over and done with by appearing in court. A lawyer may help get a better sentencing result, but if your partner has clean record and shows genuine remorse, and changes in lifestyle, you can get a reasonable result by pleading your own case.
     

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