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Should Cyclists be Charged in the Same Way As Car Drivers?

by Ugur Nedim
Driving negligently or drink driving in a motor vehicle can lead to harsh penalties, especially if someone is injured as a result. But many cyclists may not be aware that they can also be liable for criminal charges and severe...

What Evidence Do Police Look For at a Serious Traffic Crash?

by Ugur Nedim
Being involved in a serious traffic accident can be traumatic, especially if someone is injured or killed as a result. Finding yourself facing criminal charges as a result can turn an already distressing situation into a far more difficult one...

What is Skye’s Law?

by Ugur Nedim
The offence of ‘police pursuit’ and penalties.

Intensive Traffic Offenders Rehabilitation Program (TORP) – Now also at Parramatta

by Ugur Nedim
Being charged with a major traffic offence such as drink driving can be distressing, especially if it comes with a period of disqualification. But just because you’ve been charged with a traffic offence, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be convicted...

Changes to Crash Reporting Requirements in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
The laws surrounding how and when traffic accidents should be reported have been changed, with the amended laws due to come into force on October 15. These changes, which are intended to streamline crash-reporting processes and alleviate time spent by...

Driverless Cars – the Next Legal Frontier?

by Ugur Nedim
Let’s take a drive into the future. It might sound like an episode of the Jetsons, but at some stage in the not-too-distant-future we are bound to find ourselves zooming about in driverless cars…. Right? We humans tend to love...

Driving Furiously and other Less Prosecuted Offences

by Ugur Nedim
Throughout history, civilisations have come up with some fairly unusual crimes and possibly even more unusual punishments. Of course, many of these are never, if ever prosecuted. In a country like Australia, where there is an abundance of laws and...

Do I Have to Answer Police Questions if I’ve been in an Accident?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been involved in a traffic accident you need to report the matter to the police as soon as possible. Failing to report an accident can leave you facing criminal charges. If you are concerned that you may...

How can I remove my habitual offender declaration?

by Ugur Nedim
What is a habitual offender declaration? A habitual offender declaration is an order made by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) against people who are found guilty of 3 or more ‘relevant traffic offences’ within 5 years. It basically means...

What Happens if You Are Declared a NSW Habitual Traffic Offender?

by Ugur Nedim
Being convicted of a traffic offence can lead to a number of penalties, including disqualification from driving and heavy fines. If you are guilty of of three or more major traffic offences within a five-year period, you will be declared...
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