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Our client was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, after his ex-partner jumped from his moving car following an argument they had, suffering brain damage. His matter was referred to us on a grant from Legal Aid. Our client was found guilty on the basis that his continuing to drive after his ex opened the door to the car, took her seatbelt and said she would jump out, fell below the minimum standards of care expected of a driver to the extent that his continuing to drive was dangerous. Our client was also to be sentenced for over 20 breaches of an AVO in respect of his ex. Despite the seriousness of his offending, we were able to persuade the magistrate to release our client from custody at the end of the hearing, with his 7 months jail served bail refused comprising his sentence for the offences.