Today the first outrageous Coronavirus fine submitted to our FightTheFines.com.au program has officially been "struckout and withdrawn".
Tony Paolini took his family on a COVID-safe bush-walk in the first Melbourne lockdown. Police stopped the law-abiding family on their way home and sent them a $1,652 ticket in the mail.
Mr Paolini asked for his fine to be heard in court to give him more time to save money so that he could pay the outrageous fine.
"It's hard enough to support a family of four", he told me.
Victoria Police then stopped Tony from renewing his security licence until the matter was resolved.
Now the father could not work either.
With nowhere to turn, Tony submitted his fine to FightTheFines.com.au.
Madeleine Smith from Smith & Tapper Criminal Lawyers got straight onto the police prosecutor and within a relatively short time, forced their full withdrawal of the case.
Tony's case is the first of many wins to come.