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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...

The Laws Relating to Driver Licence Suspensions, Disqualifications and Appeals

by Jason Koh
Traffic law is a complex area that can be a minefield for both those who are considering representing themselves in court and lawyers who are unfamiliar with, or inexperienced in, the field. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of some of the...

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...

What is a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Holders of unrestricted driver licences in New South Wales may elect to obtain a good behaviour licence rather than serve out their driver licence suspensions. What is a good behaviour licence in New South Wales? Section 36 of the Road...

Can I Appeal an On-the-Spot Driver Licence Suspension?

by Ugur Nedim
Police in New South Wales are empowered to immediately suspend a person’s driver licence in certain situations. This power is contained in section 224 of the Road Transport Act 2014, which provides that a police officer may issue an on-the-spot...

What Are the Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Speeding is one of the most frequently penalised traffic offences in New South Wales. According to Revenue NSW, the state government received more than $1.1 billion in revenue from fines issued to motorists for speed and red light camera-detected offences...

Fairer Fines for Social Security Recipients

by Sonia Hickey
Just when many thought the NSW Government didn’t have a heart, it has introduced a new policy that will enable financially strapped residents to have their fines halved. The extra good news is that the changes will take effect from...

What is the Defence of Necessity?

by Ugur Nedim
Police have reported that just after 5pm on Friday, 27 March 2020, police sought to pull over an Audi case that was being driven on Greenacre Road in Greenacre, south-western Sydney. According to police, the vehicle accelerated to at least...

I’ve Received a Fine in NSW, What Happens Now?

by Jarryd Bartle
Receiving a fine is already a frustrating experience, but struggling to find out how to pay your fine or to check your balance can make things even worse. Here’s some general information about what fines are, how to check if...
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