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High Range Drink Driving

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...

The Law, Defences and Penalties For High Range Drink Driving In New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The NSW Police Force says it has charged a man from Box Hill, north-west of Sydney, with high range drink driving and driving with an unrestrained passenger four to seven years of age after members of the public contacted them...

0.05 Alcohol Limit for Drink Driving: Has Australia Got it Right?

by Ugur Nedim
In Australia, drivers are required to maintain a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of under 0.05% (i.e. 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100 mL of blood). Readings of 0.05 to 0.079 are classified as ‘low range’, readings between 0.08 and 0.149...

Beating a Drink Driving Case, Naturally

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A New York woman who was charged with drink driving has had the charges dropped after being diagnosed with a rare medical condition which causes her body to produce alcohol. The woman, who cannot be named, was pulled over after...

Traffic Offences: Hot Spots for Getting Caught

by Ugur Nedim
Home to tourist hotspots like Manly and Palm Beach, the Northern Beaches is one of the most scenic areas of Sydney. But according to data obtained by Fairfax Media, the region also has the highest number of drink driving offences,...

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...

Judges Gone Bad: Drunk Judges Misbehaving

by Ugur Nedim
Most of us enjoy having a drink or two from time to time, and judges are no different. But not everyone behaves themselves on the drink, including some members of our esteemed judiciary. If you’ve ever been in trouble for...

Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Cases

by Ugur Nedim
As Sydney’s criminal and traffic law specialists, our lawyers receive queries about traffic matters every day. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: 1. I’ve been give a speeding ticket. Can I take the case...

Drink Driving Detective was Unlicensed for Over 20 Years

by Ugur Nedim
They’re supposed to set the standard for other road users to follow – but in an incident that calls into question the effectiveness of checks within the NSW Police Force, it has been reported that a police officer who was...

Cars of First-Time Drink Drivers to be Impounded

by Ugur Nedim
Under tough new drink driving laws, Victorian drivers who are caught with a blood alcohol reading higher than 0.10 and are first-time offenders could lose their cars to the impound lot for a month. The controversial laws are due to...
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