What is the Law and Penalties for Car-Jacking in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On October 4, 2018, a man was arrested following carjacking a Range Rover in Redfern while a 61-year-old man was still inside the vehicle. According to NSW Police, just before 1:30pm on the day, reports were made that the Range Rover was stolen from a car wash on ...continue reading

Your Rights as a Driver in NSW when Confronted by Police

  On July 13, highway patrol officers approached and stopped a 29-year-old mother who was driving along Wentworth Street with front end damage which caught the attention of the officers. This prompted them to follow and stop her to conduct a random breath test. Parked outside the Commercial Hotel, the mother gave a negative alcohol ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalty for Manslaughter in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   For most people, the worst-case scenario of not paying their rent is getting kicked out of their place. But not for Melbourne man, Ramis Jonuzi, 36, who was choked and beaten so severely by the man he was sharing an Airbnb house with that it caused his death, ...continue reading

The End of ‘Section 10 Bonds’ in NSW as a Sentencing Option

  The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) reflects the law behind all the sentencing options a Magistrates or Judges can impose on a person guilty of a NSW criminal or traffic offence. That Law has now changed and the new NSW sentencing penalties or options commence from today 24 September 2018 onwards. The popular ...continue reading

Feeling Reckless? What it’s Going to Cost you to be a Hoon on the Road

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On September 7, 2018, boulder man Travis James Ball was jailed for eight months for reckless driving and other traffic offences after he shamelessly performed multiple burnouts only metres away from Kalgoorlie Police Station back on June 2. The 21-year-old hoon, who situated himself in the city’s busiest ...continue reading

Can You Record a Police Officer Without Permission?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On Friday August 31, legal advocacy group, the National Justice Project, launched the mobile app, “Copwatch” in Dubbo, NSW, in a bid to target alleged police harassment of local Aboriginal communities. The app – which was launched as a response to appeals from numerous Indigenous communities around cases ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Mobile Phone Offences in NSW

  Using your phone while driving is a penalty notice offence. This means, that instead of getting a ‘court attendance notice’ which would require you to attend court, the police can instead give you a penalty notice on-the-spot- which is what a Perth motorist received when he was caught driving whilst using his mobile phone ...continue reading

How Do the New Slow Down Traffic Laws Affect Your Safety as a Motorist in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   As of Saturday, September 1, a new road rule was put in place in NSW that requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles. These include police cars, ambulances, and fire engines – that are displaying red and blue flashing lights. The new law ...continue reading

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