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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Mid Range PCA – Fairfield Local Court Our client had returned a reading well into the mid range following a day of wine tasting with his partner who was also in the car at the time he was apprehended. Much like the rest of us, he required his licence for work. We assisted him in […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Hello all! Did you know that from 22 January 2016, learners and provisional P1 (red Ps) licence holders are not permitted to use a mobile phone AT ALL (regardless of bluetooth or hands free options) while driving or riding. They must be parked away from the traffic to use the phone at all. Learner and […]
Under the Road Transport (Safety & Traffic Management) Act 1999 Police have the power under Section 13 of that Act to conduct random breath tests to eliminate Drink Driving. The operative word is random and the Police do not need the driver of a motor vehicle to have committed any offence before a formal demand […]
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On 1 October 2010 there was a significant change to the sentencing law of New South Wales. On this day Periodic Detention ceased to be a sentencing option in New South Wales and a new community sentencing option called “An Intensive Correction Order” became available. This change is contained in the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act […]