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Dangerous Driving

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...

Testicles May Have Caused Symptoms After Crash, Not Drugs

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A NSW judge who sentenced a man to a minimum of more than two years prison for causing a fatal car crash, says she could not be certain that illegal drugs caused his erratic driving, despite a blood test establishing...

Anti-Woman Movement Appears to Have Incited Toronto Attack

by Paul Gregoire
Alek Minassian ploughed a rented van into pedestrians along a 2 kilometre stretch of road in North Toronto on April 23. The 25-year-old college student killed 10 people and injured 14 more, in what witnesses said was a purposeful attack. Described...

Death of Elijah Doughty: No Justice for Indigenous People

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The verdict in the trial of the Kalgoorlie man who fatally ran over Elijah Doughty in August last year, has laid bare the inherent racism in the Australian criminal justice system. Last Friday, the 56-year-old non-Indigenous man – whose identity has...

Driver Who Collided with Cyclists Appeals Sentence

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
On 16 March 2014, Thomas Kerr was travelling in his black 4-wheel drive northbound along Southern Cross Drive in Eastlakes, when he ran into the back of seven cyclists from the Eastern Suburbs Cycling Club. It was a dry day,...

Dangerous Driving and the Law

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Driving charges are some of the most commonly heard matters in New South Wales Local Courts. Whether it’s drink driving (DUI or P.C.A.), speeding or a case involving serious harm, tens of thousands of driving cases end up before magistrates...

Bail Laws to be Toughened in Wake of Bourke Street Tragedy

by Sonia Hickey
As Australia mourns the victims of a senseless tragedy, the Victorian government has vowed to make the state ‘safer’. In the wake of last Friday’s Bourke Street tragedy which killed five people including a three-month-old baby boy and a 10-year-old...

Mobile Phone Use Blamed for Rising Road Toll

by Sonia Hickey
Almost 1300 people died on our roads last year, making 2016 the second successive year to see a rise in the figures, after decades of decline. The increase has left many trying to figure out why. Since 1970, when the...

Police Want Power to Ram Cars During High-Speed Pursuits

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
. Western Australia police are demanding the power to ram cars they’re pursuing, without having to face legal repercussions if the action results in death. At a press conference last Thursday, George Tilbury, president of the WA Police Union, called...

Pair Accused of Stealing Dying Woman’s Handbag

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Police on the Central Coast of NSW have described the alleged act of stealing a handbag from a critically wounded woman as she lay trapped in a car crash as ‘disgusting’. Jason Hall and Silvia Schreuder have appeared at Gosford...
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