TRAFFIC CASE

No Criminal Record Despite Pleading Guilty to Skye’s Law

Police Pursuits

Our client is a dentist in rural NSW. She is often required to attend several clinics in different areas on any one day. She was rushing from one clinic to another at 150kp/h when police activated their lights and siren to pull her over. She panicked and accelerated to 216kp/h, leading police on a 3 ... read more ...
TRAFFIC CASE

Client Avoids Conviction after Police Pursuit at 216km/h

Police Pursuits

Police pursuit, also known as ‘Skye’s law’, is treated seriously by the courts. The latest sentencing statistics for Skye’s law cases show that 933 cases came before the courts in the past 4 years. Of those cases, 387 people were sent to prison (41%), 177 received ‘suspended prison sentences’ (19%), 155 received good behaviour bonds ... read more ...
TRAFFIC CASE

Not Guilty of all charges including Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death

Police Pursuits

A Jury in Downing Centre District Court found our 22 year old client ‘not guilty’ of all charges after a hard-fought two week trial involving extensive expert evidence. Our client faced charges of Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death, Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death, Negligent Driving Occasioning Death and Police Pursuit (‘Skye’s Law‘). The charges arose from ... read more ...
TRAFFIC CASE

Skye’s Law Appeal Successful

Police Pursuits

In Wollongong District Court, Sydney Criminal Lawyers® successfully appealed a decision by Batemans Bay Local Court to imprison a 24 year old Canberra man for ‘police pursuit‘ and ‘mid range drink driving’. The man had been represented by other lawyers in the Local Court. Sydney Criminal Lawyers® listed and conducted the Appeal within a week ... read more ...
TRAFFIC CASE

Charges Dismissed in ‘Skye’s Law’ Case

Police Pursuits

All charges were dismissed our 40-year old client after the magistrate found that he did not know, and ‘could not reasonably have known’ that police were pursuing him. Our client was riding his motorcycle on en route to Canberra from Sydney. Police activated their lights and siren from a distance of approximately 100 metres behind ... read more ...