Failing to Stop and Assist Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An incident has taken place in Sydney’s west in which a driver struck a woman on the road, pinning her against a wall, then failing to stop to assist following the crash. The incident is believed to have occurred around 6.30pm on Saturday 27 March 2021 following reports a ...continue reading

High Range Drink Driving Offences in NSW

Image credit: Thanh Tu Tran Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’re going to break the law – and of course we strongly recommend you don’t – then you probably want to steer clear of the police whilst doing so. Indeed, this was not how things played out for one driver in Northwich, England, ...continue reading

Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law

The fundamental difference between civil and criminal law in Australia is that the onus of proof and the standard of proof is generally always on the prosecution who must prove its case against the accused to a high standard of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ in court. Failing that, the charges will be dismissed. In contrast, a ...continue reading

Carjacking Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A young woman has been charged following investigations into an alleged carjacking at Castle Hill. Police allege that the 18-year-old female flagged down a 40-year-old man, driving a Holden Commodore, claiming that she was injured. After the man had stopped the vehicle to assist the woman, he was threatened by two men ...continue reading

Negligent Driving Occasioning Death Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A five-year-old girl has died while her mother is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a vehicle while walking in Sydney’s west. According to reports from NSW Police, around 7:20pm on Wednesday 17 March 2021, the young girl and her mother were walking on a ...continue reading

Law on Drivers’ Duty to Report Injuries Caused to Animals in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On Monday 8 March 2021, an 18-month-old dog was struck and dragged by a school bus in New Hampshire in the United States, all while the driver of the vehicle failed to stop or return to see what he had hit. Saphfyre the puppy was once “very full of ...continue reading

Speed Camera Warning Signs Removed in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Speeding fines have soared, following the NSW Government’s decision to remove warning signs for speed cameras. Following the controversial move to remove signs, strip back vehicle markings and increase time of monitoring on the roads, monthly fines have skyrocketed. Data shows that whereas 32,637 speeding camera fines were issued ...continue reading

Legal Consequences of Non-Payment of a Road Toll in NSW

Image by Rose Makin Poppy Morandin.    Revenue from Sydney road tolls has bounced back considerably for the country’s biggest private road operator, as the public avoids public transport. Despite recording a statutory loss of $448 million at its mid-year results on Thursday, toll revenue grew by more than 7 per cent in Sydney alone, ...continue reading

What the Law Says if You Attempt to Help Someone Escape the Country to Avoid Attending Court

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A mother from central Queensland has been sentenced to four years behind bars for her role in helping her son escape Australia by yacht so that he could side-step facing court over serious drug trafficking charges. Elizabeth Turner faced the District Court in Brisbane via video link from Townsville ...continue reading

What Can Happen if you Do a Burnout While Drink-Driving in a Carpark Above a Police Station?

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 42-year-old man who was allegedly drink-driving, has for reasons beyond human comprehension, decided to perform burnouts in a carpark above a police station in Adelaide’s CBD, and as one would expect, will now be facing court over the matter. Reports from South Australia Police reveal that at about ...continue reading

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