Criminal & Traffic Law

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2017 Criminal Law Cases #4

RMS licence appeal – Penrith Local Court We acted for a young lady who was to be suspended by the RMS for accumulation of demerit points. We advised of her options and recommended she participate in the Traffic Offenders Program. A good result was crucial given was required to drive to attend University and worked […]

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2017 Criminal Law Cases #2

Common assault occasioning actual bodily harm – Penrith Local Court Our client was going through a very difficult period following the breakdown of his marriage and had a physical altercation with his estranged wife. Courts have been tasked with taking a very harsh approach to domestic violence and are coming down hard on offenders. Fortunately, […]

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2017 Criminal Law Cases #1

Driving with a prohibited drug x2 – Moss Vale Local Court Our client was a young man who had been charged with two separate offences of driving with prohibited drug within a short period of time. Following our advice, he completed the Traffic Offenders Program and attended counselling. The Court was comforted by our client’s […]

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Alternatives to Prison – Home Detention Orders

A Home Detention Order is an order that considered as the final alternative to full time imprisonment. This order confines the offender to an approved residence to serve their sentence as set in terms made by the Court. Offenders are monitored by being fitted with an electronic ankle monitor together with strict supervision.

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Mandatory Interlock Program

The Mandatory Interlock Program came into force from 1 February 2015. All licences are included under the program including cars, motorcycles, heavy vehicles, boats etc.  Participation in the Mandatory Interlock Program effectively results in a shorter period of disqualification than would otherwise be imposed and a longer participation period in the program.

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