Ok the last 1.5 years of my life have been heavily taken over by this event. Ive mentioned fragments of the case over this time on NR but tried not to mention much because it was an on going case. I feel I owe it to those who I've bored with my whinging to let you know how it went. Basically me and my two mates were done on old road in early 2011. The cop had next to nothing on us but decided to bomb us anyway. We were all up for Driving in a manner dangerous to the public plus speed excess of 45kph. The first charge is criminal and is a 12 month disqualification, min 2,500 fine and up to 9 months prison (for first offense). His allegations were wild, his threats were frightening. I sold my bike 2 weeks later because he told me if I plead not guilty he'd "up the charge" to street racing and impound my bike (and both my mate's) indefinitely. It's a really long story.. So the short version for me is - 4 FULL days in court plus a day off for the mention, $12,000 in legal fees later - the manner danger was dropped and the speed reduced to >20kph and I was fined $450. That's a far cry from the original charges. One of my mates got the same as me and the other was found guilty of manner but not the >45. Bare in mind the cop estimated our speed at no less than 150kph in an 80zone. Without our team (yes 4 barristers between us) we'd have sunk like a ship and the dodgy cop's word would've been taken. It cost me alot of money but I didn't want to go down for some exaggerated bullshit and have a criminal record and a serious traffic offense against my name. I think it was worth it but I'm still a long way from being happy but relieved is the word.