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Mid Range Drink Driving

The Offence of Mid-Range Drink Driving in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
New South Wales Waratahs and Australian Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been fined and disqualified from driving after pleading guilty in Downing Centre Local Court to driving with a middle range prescribed concentration of alcohol and driving whilst suspended. According...

Extreme Drink Driving Cases

by Ugur Nedim
Drink driving is the most common criminal offence before the courts each year, making up roughly 20% of all cases in NSW; with mid range drink driving taking the top spot as the state’s most detected criminal offence. While many drivers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Operation ‘Safe Arrival’ Targets Drivers Over The Holiday Period

by Ugur Nedim
Once again, the annual Christmas-New Years road safety campaign has seen a significant number of motorists charged with various traffic offences. Dubbed ‘Operation Safe Arrival,’ the two-week long double demerit period, which began at midnight on the 19th of December...

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....

When can Police Suspend my Licence on the Spot?

by Ugur Nedim
Sometimes police can suspend your driver’s licence on the spot if they allege you have committed a serious traffic offence. They can do this immediately after you have been pulled-over, or within 48 hours afterwards. Driving licence suspension notices take...
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