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

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 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

Are You Allowed to Travel in or on the Boot of a Motor Vehicle in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Bad drivers: They are indeed among us. But then there are the outright stupid. The drivers so utterly senseless that they actually think the things they are doing on the road are entirely acceptable. Take for example, this 29-year-old driver who was caught travelling along the NSW South ...continue reading

What is the Law on Wearing a Helmet for Motorcycle Riders in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Most of us know that sinking, stomach-clenching feeling of realising you’re about to be booked for a traffic fine. But imagine if you got fined twice for the exact same offence. Within 30 minutes. It’s safe to say there’d be a lot cursing and indeed a lot of ...continue reading

The Penalties for Not Having Your Driver Licence on You While Driving in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The next time you duck out for a quick mercy dash to the shops, you may want to think twice about grabbing just your car keys and some cash before stepping into your vehicle, at least that’s what our criminal lawyers Parramatta branch will strongly advise you do. ...continue reading

How to Avoid a Licence Suspension for a Speeding Fine in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It doesn’t take much to work out that if you’re going to speed on the road and you get caught, you’re going to cop a weighty fine and lose a bunch of demerit points. Indeed, few things sting as much as getting slapped with a speeding ticket and ...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

Is it Illegal to Drive in Thongs or Apply Makeup While Driving?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh Across the nation, 10.9 million people admit to driving dangerously on the road and engaging in some form of distraction. From snacking on takeaway food, to applying make-up, wearing thongs instead of covered shoes, and even having a microsleep, Australians’ desire to multitask behind the wheel is putting them ...continue reading

The Law on Jaywalking and Hitchhiking

By Jimmy Singh & Tayla Regan Jaywalking is generally where you cross the road in unsafe circumstances. Arguably, crossing a road against a red pedestrian light, or where there is no light, onto oncoming traffic (within 20 meters of a crossing) do so with full appreciation of the risks (which can result in serious consequences), ...continue reading

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