This week a 30 year old man has appeared in Mudgee Local Court after being seen by Police using a mobile phone whilst riding a horse in Tambaroora on 19 October 2019 at approximately 11:08 a.m, it has been reported. Magistrate David Day reportedly told the Defendant “Under the road rules a horse is a
vehicle…and he didn’t have a hands-free device fitted to the horse”. Vizzone Ruggero Twigg Lawyers Criminal Law Partner John Vizzone explains that under New South Wales law horse
Our client is a woman in her 30s charged with Drive with high range PCA. The offence resulted in a car collision outside a school drop off zone in the middle of the week. She blew a staggering reading of 0.298, almost 6 times over the legal limit. She also had a prior offence of high range PCA. Luckily nobody, including our client was hurt. Our client instructed us to plead guilty to the charge which was the appropriate plea given it is a strict liability offence. We advised
Previously you would get a Court Attendance Notice and be ordered to Court where you would persuade the Magistrate as to what the penalty would be.
Don’t be fooled! You still have the right to challenge your drink driving offence at court. Every citizen has the right to challenge a penalty notice including the Police decision to immediately suspend your drivers licence. However, it is not a decision you should take lightly. The new laws means that if you are issued with a pe
A Guide to Drink Driving in New South Wales Drink driving offences are whereby a person has more than a prescribed concentration of alcohol within their system. In New South Wales it is an offence to have more than 0.05 in your system, unless you are a L or P plate driver, in which case, you can not have any alcohol in your system. There is low range, mid range, high range and special range drink driving. Each category have their own penalties. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO FIND OU
New laws announced by the NSW government mean that persons that are currently disqualified from driving are able to apply to court to have their disqualification order quashed. The new laws are aimed at discouraging driving whilst disqualified by rewarding those who do get caught committing driving offences whilst disqualified.Further, the Habitual Traffic Offenders Scheme has been scrapped, meaning those currently on such orders, which includes a mandatory five year disquali
By John Vizzone Quite often offenders of crime also have an associated or underlying drug issue/dependency that may be causing them to commit certain crimes. Drug users can be referred to the MERIT program. In New South Wales, a scheme is set up to divert such offenders into rehabilitation rather than in accordance with the general principles of law. This scheme is known as the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) scheme. Defendants can be identified by their sol