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Criminal Law News NSW

The police crackdown on cocaine buyers

An increasing number of people are facing prosecution for possessing prohibited drugs. The reason for this is an increased vigilance by police Read More

Police interview and your legal rights

The prosecution process starts with a police interview. This is why it is vital that you know your rights before the interview commences. Read More

Intimidation what is it

Intimidation comes in many forms. You may behave in a threatening manner, or your spoken or written word could be intimidating. Read More

What happens when a national driver work diary is lost stolen or destroyed

Losing your national driver work.There are a number of steps that you must follow as soon as you realise that you have lost your work diary. Read More

The legal consequences of sexting for young people

It is essential that young people are aware that there are consequences to sexting on social media. Read More

Red light and speed cameras

Many Sydney intersections are covered by cameras. Some are red light cameras. Others are red-light and speed cameras. The cameras have left many citizens confused with many wondering how they work and the legal outcome of being caught on camera. Read More

Heavy vehicle regulator declined my application

If you are involved in the trucking industry you will at some stage need to deal with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in order to conduct your business. Since its creation, the Regulator is responsible for the regulation of many aspects of trucking law. Read More

Immigrating to the UK I have a criminal record

The UK requires people who want to enter and/or work in the UK to obtain an overseas criminal record certificate. This certificate must be from all countries that the applicant has lived in continuously for 12 months or more over the past 10 years. Read More

Dangerous and negligent driving

Have you ever failed to make way for a pedestrian? Or made a U-turn at a traffic light? These are minor driving errors that we are all guilty of at some stage of our driving careers. Unfortunately these minor driving mistakes can result in serious consequences. Accidents happen quickly. Read More

Guilty or not guilty plea

Most people are not familiar with the court process and the complexities of the legal system. As a result most people don’t fully understand the law and what defenses might be available to them in a criminal matter. Sometimes after receiving legal advice a person realizes that he/she entered the wrong plea. Read More

Driver fatigue diary mistakes

Yes, it is an offence in most Australian jurisdictions for truck drivers to make false or misleading entries in their work diaries. The rules around work diaries are complex and many law-abiding drivers worry that they may get in trouble for a genuine mistake. Read More

Driver fatigue offenses and work dairies

If you are involved in the trucking industry you know that driver fatigue laws and the work diary requirements are complex issues. It is easy to make mistakes and these mistakes can be very costly. A number of truck drivers believe they found a loophole to protect them from prosecution for driver fatigue and work diary offences. Read More

Traffic law myths trus or false

Many road users mistakenly believe that they can avoid the consequences of a traffic offence based on “hearsay wisdoms”. Read More

Drink Driving and PCAS

Can you rely on the drink driving guidelines published on government websites to avoid being over the prescribed concentration of alcohol levels? It seems that the answer is NO. Read More

Appearing in Court or before a Commission

If you have never appeared in a Court of law or in front of a Commission you might feel slightly anxious when you receive a summons to appear in Court or before a Commission. Read More

Preparing your defense

Techniques defense lawyers use to win your case. Sometimes simply arguing your case might not be sufficient to disprove the police evidence against you. Read More

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