Category: Traffic Law

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 3 to 9 December 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Woman Commences Private Prosecution After Police Refuse to Charge her Alleged Attacker A woman has launched a private criminal prosecution after police refused to bring charges against her former partner for allegedly dowsing her with petrol and threatening to set ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 26 November to 2 December 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Teacher Pleads Guilty to Persistent Sexual Abuse of Student The court heard the teacher exploited her teenage student’s ‘caring nature’, ‘stole his innocence’ and left him ‘ashamed and used’. Click here to read the article Sydney Man Sentenced to Death ...

Parking Inspectors Given the Power to Issue Demerit Points


The NSW government has given parking inspectors the power to issue demerit points for certain parking offences, in addition to the fines that apply to those offences. The move has led to fierce debate about whether council rangers should be able to wield such powers, and whether illegal parking should attract demerit points at all. ...

Penalties Increase for Illegal Mobile Phone Use


By Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey In just few hours this morning, a month’s worth of rain fell across Sydney, causing traffic congestion, flooding and property damage. From 5.30am to 9.00am, more than a 100mm of rain poured over the Sydney metropolitan are, creating transport delays and flight cancellations at both the domestic and international ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 19 to 25 November 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Political Prejudice Shapes Perceptions of Crime The political climate of a person’s late teens and early twenties shapes their perceptions of crime and criminals for the rest of their lives. Click here to read the article Despite Rising Rights Awareness, ...

Is it Legal to Eat or Drink While Driving in NSW?


It has been reported that a 19-year old driver in Perth was issued with an infringement notice for $300 and three demerit points after allegedly driving while eating a bowl of breakfast cereal. The incident has triggered discussion about whether and, if so, in what circumstances it may be an offence to eat food or ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 12 to 18 November 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Police Officer Who Endangered Victim Refuses to Testify An officer who leaked a domestic violence victim’s address to his ‘mate’ – the woman’s abusive ex-partner – has refused to answer questions before a tribunal. He has not been suspended and ...

Parking Rules to be Relaxed in NSW


The New South Wales government has announced that a “saving grace period” will be introduced for parking bays which issue physical tickets. The new rules are scheduled to apply from 31 January 2019, and enable motorists parked in a paid bays for an hour or more to apply to have their fines waived if they ...

Only Half of the Serious Injuries on Our Roads are Recorded


According to the NSW Centre for Road Safety, only half of the serious injuries caused by road collisions are recorded road trauma statistics, because police and hospital records cannot be matched. The Centres reports that there were 11,557 people seriously injured on NSW roads in the 12 months to March 2018, but because 5702 of ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 15 to 21 October 2018


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Anti-Fake News Laws: Preventing Misinformation or Silencing Dissent? Many believe laws against ‘fake news’ are more about silencing critics of the government than reducing misinformation. Click here to read the article Peter Dutton’s Office Under Investigation Australian Federal Police raided ...