201905.21
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New Drink Driving Laws – Know Your Rights

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You would have seen the news that on 20 May 2019 the law in New South Wales changed which gave the Police powers to immediately suspend the licence of anyone charged with low-range drink driving for 3 months with an on the spot penalty notice and a fine for $561. Previously you would get a…

201711.25
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Drink Driving: A Guide to Going to Court and Penalties

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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,…

201710.31
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Disqualified from Driving? New Laws Mean We Can Help You Get Your Licence Back

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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…

201707.14
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Drug Rehabilitation to Escape Conviction

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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. 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…

201706.12
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Should Teenagers Who Have Consensual Sex Be On The Sex Offenders List?

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By John Vizzone In the year 2000 the New South Wales government passed legislation enacting the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000. The Act essentially  to much fanfare created a Child Sex Offenders Registry where the perpetrators of sexual offences against children, considered perhaps the most appalling of all offences, would be placed on a government register…

201703.12
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“Drivers” of Scooters and Trikes Charged With Drink Driving

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Vizzone Ruggero & Twigg Lawyers have had multiple cases involving scooters and other motorised vehicles being deemed as vehicles and resulting in drink driving charges. Two such examples include a case where a person was driving a motorised kids scooter. Another was where a person attached a small motor to a kids tricycle. In both…

201702.20
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Drug Possession Penalties

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By John Vizzone Following on from our article about what the police can do and what they have to prove in drug offences, we now look at what penalties the courts will impose for a guilty plea on such charges. If a person is charged only with drug possession, the matter will be heard in…

201612.01
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New Law Alert: New Rules For Mobile Phone for P2 Drivers

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From 1 December 2016 New South Wales P2 provisional licence plate holders cannot use any function of a mobile phone whilst driving. This includes playing music or taking calls by bluetooth! Previously the rules only applied to P1 drivers but now it is extended across all provisional licence holders. To use mobile in any way…