Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 January 2024

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:

When Can Police Search Your Vehicle in New South Wales?

Police in our state are not permitted to arbitrarily conduct warrantless vehicle searches.

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Legal Defences to Drink Driving and DUI Charges in New South Wales

Challenging the reading, invoking the two-hour or home safely rule, or relying on a legal defence or exception can lead to charges being withdrawn or dismissed.

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Is Pirating a Movie or Television Show a Criminal Offence?

It’s important to know the rules surrounding digital piracy to ensure you stay on the right side of the law.

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Dozens of Festival Deaths “Potentially Preventable” With Pill Testing, Study Finds

The report found that 64 drug related deaths at music festivals could have been prevented with harm reduction measures like pill testing.

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“Open Justice Is Essential But Not Absolute”: The Decision to Withold Collaery’s Secrets

The heavy redaction of the court transcript regarding the government’s illegal bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet shows just how much is hidden from the public.

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Elon Musk Tries To Have NSW Man Arrested For Exposing Tesla Safety Issues

The richest and most popular fraud in the world tried once again to silence the truth.

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Religious Freedoms Revisited: Attorney-General to Spruik Discrimination Laws for Those of Faith

Federal Labor’s proposal to push laws that allow people of faith to discriminate against others shows just how similar the major parties have become.

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When is it Illegal to Make a U-Turn in New South Wales?

Many of us are unclear about the rules when it comes to making U-turns on Australian roads.

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Autonomous Sanctions Act: Punishing Foreigners for Corruption, Human Rights Abuses and Cyber-Crime

Sanctions have been ordered against the Russian citizen suspected of being responsible the Medibank cyber-attack.

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Report Reveals that NSW Drink Driving Laws Work, Whilst Drug Driving Remains a Joke

The report suggests that reforms to drink driving laws have seen positive results, while drug driving laws remain ineffective and unfair.

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Boots, Bonnets and Trailers: Traffic Offences for Improperly Travelling In or On a Motor Vehicle

A rundown of the rules when to comes to travelling or allowing a passenger to travel other than entirely within the vehicle’s cabin.

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The Stage Is Set for Federal Labor to Deliver on Rights Protections for the People

Many are hopeful the federal government’s forthcoming deliberations on rights protections will finally see Australia come into line with other developed nations.

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Which Driver Has To Give Way on NSW Roads? Know The Rules!

A rundown of the rules for giving way on New South Wales roads.

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When Does Overtaking Become a Traffic Offence in New South Wales?

Being stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle can be frustrating, but it’s important to be aware that unsafe overtaking can land you on the wrong side of the law.

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Ticket Scalping Laws in NSW: Offences of Profiting from the Resale of Event Tickets

Those desperate for Taylor Swift tickets are being warned not to transfer their hard-earned money to scammers.

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NSW Police: Killing Individuals Undergoing Mental Health Crises Since Inception

Police in our state have long had a ‘shoot first and ask questions later’ approach to those with mental health conditions.

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In What Circumstances Can an Arrest Warrant Be Issued in NSW?

Taking away a person’s liberty should never be taken lightly in a democratic society.

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Invasion Day 2024 Highlighted the Floundering Western Imperialist Paradigm

Tens of thousands rallied in Sydney’s sweltering heat to make clear the fight for social justice did not die with the failed referendum.

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Australian Prisons are Failing to Serve the Interests of Society

Overcrowding and a reduced emphasis on rehabilitation have contributed to a spike in Australian reoffending rates.

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