Criminal & Traffic Law

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Changes to the Law in NSW

The NSW Government passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (emergency Measures) Bill 2020, in response to the unprecedented times that the country and world are facing. There is some confusion surrounding what the legislation means for society noting the importance of isolation and social distancing in these times. We at Adams & Partners Lawyers understand the …

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Intoxication as defence – “But I was drunk?”

The expression of “liquid courage” is something that is often heard by criminal lawyers. It is heard when people find themselves in difficult situations because they had been out drinking. It is widely accepted that being intoxicated is not a defence to committing a crim. However, where people are charged with what’s known as an …

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Drink Driving – Is the roadside test accurate?

If a person is arrested for drink driving, there are 3 standard categories which they can be placed into. These categories are low range, high range and mid-range. However, it is possible for that category and the roadside reading to which it is associated, to be inaccurate scientifically. There is growing authority to state that …

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What to do when you’re served with an AVO?

Being served with an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is both confronting and intimidating. First and foremost, it is important for any defendant to seek legal advice. Each persons set of circumstances is unique and an AVO can effect many aspects of a persons life. This can include employment, travel and in some cases can cause …

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