Category: Criminal Law

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POSTED: 21 May 2019
As of 20 May 2019, new laws will be in place that provide the power to police to issue a Penalty Infringement Notice to Low Range Drink Drivers. Low Range Drink Driving is having a prescribed concentrate of alcohol reading between 0.05 and 0.79.
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POSTED: 20 May 2019
Anyone caught #DrinkDriving over the legal limit on NSW Roads will immediately lose their licence for at least 3 months. So if you’re drinking, don’t drive!
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POSTED: 01 May 2019
Previously, at the close of the Crown Case, the Defence had the power to request a “Prasad Direction”. This is a direction that the Judge gives to the Jury that they can bring back verdicts of not guilty at any time without hearing any more evidence or the closing addresses.
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POSTED: 20 Nov 2018
The law recognises the right of a person to act in self-defence from an attack or threatened attack. However, there is more to this defence then simply saying that an act was in self-defence.
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POSTED: 01 Jun 2018
Did you know, if you are charged with a Strictly Indictable matter on or after 30 April 2018 you are now subject to new legislation and processes of negotiation and communication between the Crown and your Solicitor?
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POSTED: 23 Apr 2018
Recent changes to drug supply laws have produced a favourable outcome in some circumstances for accused persons in sentence proceedings. Previously if a person was found to be substantially involved in the supply of prohibited drugs, that person would be sentence to a full time term of imprisonment. This was known as the Clark Principle.
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POSTED: 20 Dec 2017
You may be able to have your disqualification periods removed.In October 2017 the NSW Government introduced legislation aimed at reducing unauthorised driving and repeat driver offending.As part of the reforms some disqualified drivers may be eligible to apply to a Local Court to have their disqualification lifted. This may be the case if they have not committed any driving offences and complied with their disqualification for a minimum of 2 or 4 years, depending upon the reason for their disqualification.However, certain drivers will not be eligible to apply. This includes drivers who have been convicted of offences such as murder or manslaughter caused by the use of a motor vehicle, or an offence that caused death, grievous bodily harm or...
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