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The Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales

The Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales

The Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales Speeding offences are serious and cause numerous fatal accidents in NSW.  Road users need to know what the speeding fines in NSW are, when they apply and what NSW speeding penalties will be imposed.  Speeding Offences in NSW Speeding can be detected or a person can be caught speeding by fixed speed…

Can Police Search your car in NSW?

Can Police Search your car in NSW?

Can Police Search Your Car In NSW? The New South Wales Police are entitled to pull you over when you are driving a vehicle, if they have reason to believe you have committed a criminal or driving offence. However, Police are not allowed to search a car when they have pulled someone over. Accordingly, they may ask for permission for…

Can I Refuse a Breath Test?

Can I Refuse a Breath Test?

Can I Refuse a Breath Test?     A Police breath test can often be administered by the side of the road, requiring the driver to breathe or speak into a device that indicates the amount of alcohol in their blood. Refusing to cooperate may result in being charged with refusing a breath test. If you or someone you know…

Do You Need Legal Assistance in Traffic Law Matters?

Do You Need Legal Assistance in Traffic Law Matters?

Do You Need Legal Assistance in Traffic Law Matters? A specialist traffic offence lawyer understands Traffic law, especially the complexities of Traffic law in NSW. Traffic or Criminal Lawyers know the underlying considerations that might not be evident for the driver charged with a specific traffic offence.  The main legislation that governs traffic offences in NSW is The Road Transport…

Do I need a Civil Lawyer or a Criminal Lawyer?

Do I need a Civil Lawyer or a Criminal Lawyer?

Do I Need a Civil Lawyer Or a Criminal Lawyer? There is a difference between civil and criminal law, and many lawyers specialise in a particular area of law. To help you decide whether you require a civil or criminal lawyer, we have answered frequently asked questions on this issue below. Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law The primary difference…

10 Reasons to Choose Lyons Law Group

10 Reasons to Choose Lyons Law Group

10 Reasons to Choose Lyons Law Group If the police have charged you or a loved one, you must attend court. Appearing in court for a criminal charge is usually daunting. Let us help you make the process easier than it may be when representing yourself in court. Here are 10 reasons to choose our team of criminal lawyers from…

Is Jaywalking Illegal?

Is Jaywalking Illegal?

Is Jaywalking Illegal? There are everyday occurrences where we may decide to cross the road before the light turns green in a rush to get to where we need to be. Before doing so, you may want to reconsider, as jaywalking is illegal. The Road Rules 2014, made under the Road Transport Act 2013, list rules for pedestrian behaviour in…

What is Skye’s Law?

What is Skye’s Law?

What is Skye’s Law? A high-speed police chase on New Year’s Eve in 2009 resulted in the death of 19-month-old Skye Sassine, who was killed in the accident. Due to this, the law known as Skye’s Law was introduced as an amendment to the Crimes Act in 2010. The Law – Sky’s Law Skye’s Law is an offence under Section…

How Long Does It Take To Get Back Demerit Points In NSW?

How Long Does It Take To Get Back Demerit Points In NSW?

How long does it take to get back Demerit Points in NSW? The demerit points system is a national program promoting safe and responsible driving across Australia. In New South Wales, this is regulated by Part 3.2 of the Road Transport Act 2013. Demerit points in NSW are penalties that are accompanied by a fine received upon committing road offences….

Is it legal to ride an electric scooter in NSW?

Is it legal to ride an electric scooter in NSW?

Is it Legal to Ride an Electric Scooter In NSW? Electric scooters are legal to ride on public roads in Victoria, ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania. However, In NSW, they are banned. In addition, any motorised ‘vehicle’ including e-scooters, Segways, e-hoverboards, e-skateboards, and e-unicycle apart from conforming ‘e-bikes’ are illegal to ride in public areas. This includes public roads,…