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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...

When Can Police Impound Cars?

by Ugur Nedim
Police can seize property for a variety of reasons, including when they suspect it is the proceeds of crime, or for use as evidence in a case – but the main way that cars are impounded in NSW is under...

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...

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...

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...

What are the Penalties in Sydney for Street Racing?

by Ugur Nedim
In recent years, a number of new offences have been added to the Vehicle Sanctions Scheme in an attempt to reduce the amount of hoon behaviour that takes place on the roads in Sydney. Street racing is considered one of these offences,...

Have you been caught street racing? Sydney laws now tougher than before

by Ugur Nedim
Tougher laws regarding street racing in Sydney and NSW have only taken effect relatively recently. In 2007, the NSW government announced stronger penalties for those found guilty of street racing and performing dangerous driving manoeuvres, such as burnouts, on public...

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