PLEADING GUILTY? SPEAK TO A CRIMINAL LAWYER FIRST

  Often the first question on a client’s mind when they are charged with an offence is “should I plead guilty or not guilty?”. However, the answer to this question is much more complicated than it would first appear. Here is why you should speak to a criminal lawyer in Sydney before making any decision ...continue reading

What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

As criminal lawyers Sydney based, we represent people from all walks of life, says Principal lawyer at CDLA, Jimmy Singh. “Unfortunately, movies and TV shows have portrayed criminal lawyers in a bad light, prompting members of the public asking the question criminal lawyers get asked too often, “but how can you defend a criminal?”, or ...continue reading

The Penalties for High-Range Drink Driving in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A man from Mogo in NSW has been charged with high-range drink-driving – along with an onslaught of other offences – after he allegedly rammed a police vehicle on the state’s South Coast. According to reports from NSW Police, just before 3pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021, officers attached to South Coast ...continue reading

Can Police Require You to Disclose a Drivers’ Identity?

Poppy Morandin. A 46-year-old Sydney man has been charged after refusing to disclose who was behind the wheel of a Ferrari doing burnouts at a busy intersection in Sydney’s CBD. Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Strike Force Puma commenced an investigation into the incident after receiving footage. The footage shows a line of ...continue reading

Intimidatory Use of Vehicles and Vessels Penalties and the Law in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A man has been charged after he allegedly drove his vehicle at a security guard while attending a COVID-19 testing clinic in Sydney’s south. According to reports from NSW Police, around 10:30am on Sunday 15 August 2021, a 61-year-old man visited Sutherland’s drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, situated on Forest Road. The man ...continue reading

Drug Driving Penalties and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   New research revealing how long cannabis users are likely to be impaired has strengthened calls for drug driving law reform. Researchers from the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics analysed how long users were impaired for after taking moderate to high doses of the intoxicating component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Accordingly, they found ...continue reading

Tailgating Offences, Penalties and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   It was the horrifying road rage attack on a learner driver in Adelaide that left the young victim “too scared to get behind the wheel again”. Around 5pm on Sunday 16 May 20201, Jacob Trench was driving with his mother and a friend in a Ford sedan along the North-South Motorway at ...continue reading

Disabled Parking Permits & the Law NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the absurd fine that almost gave pensioner Pat Jackson and her loyal husband Eric a heart attack. Earlier this month, the couple received a fine from their Sydney City Council for parking in a disabled zone, right in front of their Alexandria home. Indeed, Mr and Mrs ...continue reading

Suspended Licence NSW, Licence Disqualifications & Police Suspensions

This guide is written by our very own criminal lawyers Sydney team. For tailored advice on your driver licence issue, we recommend speaking to a lawyer in conjunction with this guide. Key Takeaways Driving Suspended or Disqualified in NSW carries up to $3,300 fine, 6-months jail or both & 3-6 months disqualification. Driving without a ...continue reading

Burnout Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the Sydney wedding celebration that gave us terrifying flashbacks of Salim Mehajer’s extravagant nuptials, and for some of its guests, came with a more expensive gift than perhaps first thought out. On the morning of Friday 2nd April 2021, a wedding celebration in Auburn grew so out ...continue reading

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