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NSW Police Officer Charged Over Jai Kalani Wright’s Death in Custody

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The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) announced on Monday, that the NSW police officer who fatally swung an unmarked police car out in front of a trail bike that 16-year-old Jai Kalani Wright was riding has been charged over...
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The Criminal Offence of Vehicular Manslaughter Across Australia

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Driving on our roads carries a number of risks and responsibilities, and failing to comply with the road rules can land a driver on the wrong side of the law – potentially amounting to a traffic offence. And while a...

South Australian Criminal Offences Relating to the Death of a Cycling World Champion

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The cycling community has been left in shock following the death of world champion rider Melissa Hoskins, allegedly at the hands of her husband, fellow cyclist Rohan Dennis. It has been reported that police will allege that Melissa Hoskins jumped...

Teen Sentenced to Imprisonment for Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

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The teenage driver who caused the death of five friends when he crashed his ute into a tree while travelling at double the speed limit in Buxton in September 2022, has been sentenced to a full term of 12 years...

Can a Diabetic Episode be a Legal Defence? Automatism in NSW

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It has been reported that the driver of a vehicle which ploughed through a roadside beer garden in regional Victoria last week, killing five people, may have been experiencing a diabetic episode. The effects of diabetes can give rise to...

The Legal Defence of Automatism in New South Wales

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Last year, Brendon Paul Lidgard was found not-guilty of one count of dangerous driving occasioning death and three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm inn the NSW District Court. The charges arose after Lidgard overdosed on his insulin...

The Offence of Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death in NSW

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The teenager who was at the wheel when his ute collided with trees in the small New South Wales town of Buxton, South West of Sydney, has pleaded guilty to several serious driving offences. Tyrell Edwards, who is only 19,...

Laws Relating to Driving Conduct that Causes Grievous Bodily Harm in NSW

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The driver accused of being responsible for causing the deaths of 10 wedding attendees and the hospitalisation of 20 more by losing control of a bus in the Hunter Valley is facing dozens of additional charges for major traffic offences....

Is Receiving Oral Sex Whilst Driving A Crime?

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Australian porn performer, Angela White, recently revealed on a podcast that she was once involved in a car crash whilst performing oral sex on her driver. And while the admission may raise the eyebrows of some, reports suggest that engaging...

What Will a Court Consider When Determining Bail in NSW?

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The man accused of causing the deaths of several passengers after the bus he was driving overturned in the Hunter Valley last Sunday night has been granted strict conditional bail. 58-year old Brett Button from Maitland in the Hunter Region...
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