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Roadside Drug Testing Devices Are Unreliable, Study Reveals

by Paul Gregoire
Over the last five years, as the NSW Liberal Nationals government has been ramping up roadside drug testing – doubling the number of tests to 200,000 by next year – so too has the chorus of criticism about the testing...

Changes to the 40KM/H “Slow Down, Move Over” Road Rule

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
As of this Thursday, the year-old New South Wales rule requiring vehicles to slow down to 40 km/h when passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road will be changed. Since 1 September 2018, the “slow down, move over”...

The Current “Extraordinary Emergency” Justifies Breaking the Law

by Paul Gregoire
The 6 August marked Rebellion Day in Meanjin-Brisbane. The day of action saw Extinction Rebellion activists shutdown four key city intersections to protest against government inaction on the climate emergency. And for their trouble, around 90 protesters were arrested by...

Are There Situations Where a Person Who ‘Confesses’ Should Plead ‘Not Guilty’?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Tim Watkins was only 22 years old when he was left for dead by the side of Wilsons Creek Road earlier this year. He was riding his bicycle home from a mates’ house shortly after midnight on a road he...

Van Carrying $200 Million in Illegal Drugs Crashes Into Parked Police Cars

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that just before 10.30am on Monday, 22nd July 2019, a van carrying 273 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine – or ‘ice’ – crashed into police cars parked outside Eastwood Police Station in Sydney’s north-west. Officers inside the...

The Offence of Police Pursuit in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
A man will face Gosford Local Court today after allegedly leading police on a chase before ramming a police car and causing injuries to two officers. It has been reported that at around 8.45am yesterday, highway patrol officers detected a...

Punishment Disguised as Safety: The Injustice of Drug Driving Laws

by Paul Gregoire
Enpsychedelia presenter Nick Wallis hosted a roadside drug testing forum on 4 May at the Nimbin MardiGrass, with panellists that included Reason Party leader Fiona Patten, HEMP Party secretary Andrew Kavasilas and renowned medicinal cannabis practitioner Dr Andrew Katelaris. During...

The Offence of Mid-Range Drink Driving in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
New South Wales Waratahs and Australian Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been fined and disqualified from driving after pleading guilty in Downing Centre Local Court to driving with a middle range prescribed concentration of alcohol and driving whilst suspended. According...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 17 to 23 June 2019

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Drivers Face Fines for ‘Normal’ Passenger Behaviour Drivers, make sure your passengers keep their devices hidden and that they don’t get too comfortable! Click here...

Drivers Face Fines for ‘Normal’ Passenger Behaviour

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
It’s a law you may not know about, but certainly one worth brushing up on. You’re on a long drive and your front seat passenger is relaxing watching a YouTube clip or a movie on a tablet or smart phone....
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