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Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Released from Prison

by Sonia Hickey
The Porsche driver who filmed a dying police officer on the side of the highway last year has been released after spending 10 months behind bars. At the same time, he has been banned by the Australian Securities and Investments...

Driving While Using iPads, iPods, TVs, CBs, Sat Navs and Phones in NSW: What Does the Law Say?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
The law can be a complex beast, and one of the most confusing are indeed inconsistent areas is traffic law in New South Wales. We recently posted an article about the fact that using Bluetooth to stream music while driving...

Can I Use My Phone’s Bluetooth or Satellite Navigation While Driving in NSW?

by Sonia Hickey
A young single Mum from Sydney has found out the hard way that ignorance of the road rules is not an acceptable defence, despite how obscure the rules may be. 20-year old Celina Selman was driving home after picking her...

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A range of criminal offences may apply in situations where a driver causes the death of another person. Manslaughter is one of them, but is usually reserved for the most serious dangerous driving cases. The more common charges are dangerous...

Are My Demerit Points Deleted When I’m Suspended or Disqualified from Driving?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The demerit point scheme in New South Wales is regulated by Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013, and its related regulations. How many demerit points do I have to accrue before I am suspended from driving? The law states...

How long does it take to get demerit points back in New South Wales?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The demerit point scheme in New South Wales is regulated by Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013, and its related regulations. How many demerit points do I have to accrue before I am suspended from driving? The law...

I’ve been issued with a traffic fine. What should I do next?

by Sonia Hickey
Red light cameras, speeding and using a mobile phone while at the wheel are all examples of driving offences in New South Wales which lead to hefty fines, while parking in the wrong spot or longer than permitted can also...

Is Leaving Your Vehicle’s Window Open an Offence in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Leaving your vehicle unattended with the window down is a little-known offence in New South Wales, but it’s an offence all the same and comes with a fine. One Sydney couple found this out the hard way, when police issued...

The Offence of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
A 58-year old driver has been charged with a number of serious driving offences after the conclusion of an investigation relating to a collision that occurred earlier this year. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Memorial Avenue and...

What is Skye’s Law in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Police allege that at around 11.45pm on Friday, 18 July 2020, a man with a suspended driver licence was driving a Ford Kuga vehicle at a speed of 72km/h in a 50km/h zone on Warnervale Road in Hamlyn Terrace near...
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