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The Laws Relating to Driver Licence Suspensions, Disqualifications and Appeals

by Jason Koh
Traffic law is a complex area that can be a minefield for both those who are considering representing themselves in court and lawyers who are unfamiliar with, or inexperienced in, the field. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of some of the...

Drivers Getting the Message about Drink Driving

by Ugur Nedim
NSW police have praised drivers for the marked improvement in road safety behaviour over the recent Easter holiday season. Despite the strong police presence, the number of people detected for drink driving was significantly lower than last year. NSW police...

Should Interlock Devices be Fitted to All Vehicles?

by Ugur Nedim
Getting behind the wheel in Australia means having to obey a whole host of traffic rules – but imagine if this included a mandatory breath test before you even turned the ignition! While fitting an ‘alcohol interlock device’ may be...

The Treat That Can Make You Fail A Breath Test!

by Ugur Nedim
Cherry Ripes, tooth-pastes, Strepsils, mouthwashes, cough medicines and antibiotics have all been blamed for causing drivers to fail breath tests. But can these seemingly innocuous substances ever really be the culprit? It is well-known that alcohol from some mouthwashes and...

New Penalties for High Range Drink Driving are Nearly Here

by Ugur Nedim
Has someone you know been charged with drink driving? If so, they may be familiar with how drink driving cases are dealt with in court. However, they may not be aware that law relating to drink driving are about to...

Top Ten Tips For Representing Yourself When Pleading Guilty to Drink Driving

by Ugur Nedim
Drink driving is one of the most common criminal offences before the NSW courts. Many people charged with drink driving will wish to plead guilty and get it over with, but won’t have the financial resources to hire a lawyer....

Reducing Repeat Drink Driving: Mandatory Interlock Licences for High Range and Repeat Drink Driving are on the Horizon

by Ugur Nedim
Drink driving is a prevalent and concerning safety issue on our roads. The statistics and research for drink driving overwhelmingly point to it’s dangers – including the risk of property damage, serious injury and death on our roads. Despite countless...

How do I Get a Sydney Interlock Device?

by Ugur Nedim
The alcohol interlock program was introduced in 2003 as a way to help reduce repeated drink driving offences in NSW, including in Sydney. An interlock device is fitted to the ignition of the participant’s car under the program, and the...

Reducing Reoffending – Part of a Criminal Lawyer’s Duty

by Ugur Nedim
Some people might think that a criminal lawyer’s job is simply to ‘get clients off’ without addressing the issue of reoffending, or ‘recidivism’. That is not true. Part of a criminal lawyer’s job – particularly when dealing with clients who...

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