Posts Categorized: Traffic Law

Sydney Lawyer Struck Off for Making False Declarations Regarding Driving Offences

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In August 2013, a courier driver sought legal advice from Sydney lawyer Ms Jinhi Kim regarding ten traffic infringement penalty notices he’d received. The pair met, and Ms Kim told her client that she’d write to the State Debt Recovery Office stating he was not the driver. The lawyer… Read more »

Driver Acquitted Despite Drugs Being Found in Car

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 9.30 one morning, NSW police officers were at a flat on Murray Street in Port Macquarie investigating an incident, when the phone rang. An officer answered and told the caller the occupant wasn’t home. The caller rang again two minutes later. This time, the officer recognised the… Read more »

Court Slashes Payout to Drink Driving Victim

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Negligent driving is one of the most common major traffic offences in Australia, behind drink driving. Combining the two can lead to horrific consequences. In one tragic case, an intoxicated P-plater caused the death of his best friend and inflicted severe brain damage upon another passenger when he veered off the road and collided with… Read more »

Beware! Fake Penalty Notices are on the Rise

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None of us like receiving fines – but perhaps it’s even worse to hand-over your hard-earned money to a scammer when you’ve done nothing wrong. If you’ve received a speeding fine via email – beware! Since late last year, authorities have been warning the public about fake fines that are circulating online. The fraudsters hope that… Read more »

Can I Drink Alcohol While in a Car?

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We all know that drink driving is against the law in NSW – but what about drinking while behind the wheel if you stay below the blood alcohol limit? Drinking alcohol while driving is against the law in NSW – which may not be surprising to most. But this wasn’t always the case: it was… Read more »