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The New Offence of Combined Drink and Drug Driving in New South Wales

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs has long been understood to compound the dangers of impaired driving. A drink and drug driving incident involving the roadside deaths of four children in the Sydney suburb of Oatlands...

I’ve been issued with a traffic fine. What should I do next?

by Sonia Hickey
Red light cameras, speeding and using a mobile phone while at the wheel are all examples of driving offences in New South Wales which lead to hefty fines, while parking in the wrong spot or longer than permitted can also...

Police Accused of Revenue Raising Over Mobile Phone Fines

by Sonia Hickey
In a year when we all need compassion more than anything else, police around Australia have shown very little of it. No one is suggesting they haven’t had a challenging time enforcing ever-changing pandemic-related health regulations, but New South Wales...

Parramatta Police Crack Down on ‘Anti Social Behaviour’

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A police blitz targeting ‘antisocial behaviour’ in the Parramatta region over the weekend has resulted in seven people being charged with criminal offences and 26 being handed criminal infringement notices. Police from Parramatta Area Command, North West Metropolitan Region Operations...

Driver Allegedly Filmed Dying Police Officer After Road Accident

by Sonia Hickey
The lawyers for a Victorian driver who allegedly filmed a dying police officer after a horrific road crash earlier this year are calling for many of the charges against their client to be withdrawn. In April 2020, 42-year old Richard...

SA Police Advertise That Drug Driving Laws Target the Unimpaired

by Paul Gregoire
Random breath testing (RBT) for alcohol was introduced across Australian jurisdictions in the 70s and 80s. These laws succeeded in not only significantly reducing road fatalities, but, as a 2017 paper put it, they turned “a common practice” into a...

Is Leaving Your Vehicle’s Window Open an Offence in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Leaving your vehicle unattended with the window down is a little-known offence in New South Wales, but it’s an offence all the same and comes with a fine. One Sydney couple found this out the hard way, when police issued...

The Offence of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
A 58-year old driver has been charged with a number of serious driving offences after the conclusion of an investigation relating to a collision that occurred earlier this year. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Memorial Avenue and...

Charged with Drug Driving? Have a Cannabis Prescription? Speak to Former Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern is on a mission. It entails bringing about substantial reforms to the unjust roadside drug testing regime that’s currently operated by NSW police and only being bolstered by the Berejiklian government. The first change Heilpern...

What is Skye’s Law in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Police allege that at around 11.45pm on Friday, 18 July 2020, a man with a suspended driver licence was driving a Ford Kuga vehicle at a speed of 72km/h in a 50km/h zone on Warnervale Road in Hamlyn Terrace near...
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