Cyclist Dies After Being Struck by Car: What’s the Minimum Passing Distance Rule in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Each year in NSW, on average, nine bicycle riders are killed and more that 1900 end up seriously injured, according to statistics from the NSW Government. In fact, bicycle riders represent approximately 2.5 percent of total road deaths and about 16 percent of serious injuries. It is for ...continue reading

What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

  Criminal lawyers represent people from all walks of life. 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 “how can you defend a guilty person?”. Too often we ...continue reading

Law, Penalties & Defences for Furious or Reckless Driving in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Road rage is a phenomenon that is no longer new and becoming manifested in increasingly aggressive ways. Understood as the deviant and furious behaviour of a motorist due to their loss of emotional control, the antisocial behaviour has today surpassed simply honking the car horn or demonstrating a ...continue reading

What is Self-Defence Under the Law in NSW?

  It is reported that on new year’s eve, as Pope Francis walked in Vatican City whilst greeting pilgrims on his way towards the cobble esplanade, footage has emerged of a woman from the crowd grabbing the Pope’s hand and pulling him towards her. The act appears to cause the Pope pain, as the footage ...continue reading

The Legal Consequences of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death in NSW

  It is reported that 65-year-old Timothy Scollary drove his car too far to the left of the road right before fatally colliding into and knocking a cyclist off his bicycle. Police are of the view that Scollary was travelling at about 76 and 87km/h in a 100km/h speed zone in the moments he lost ...continue reading

The Law on Using a Television or Visual Display Unit in Vehicles in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   There are plenty of clear-cut road rules that we would like to think most of us, as law-abiding drivers, do our best to follow when we’re out on the road. Rules like sticking to the speed limit, avoiding running red lights, and not using your mobile phone while ...continue reading

Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...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

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

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