Proposed Changes to Drink-Driving Laws

Proposed changes to drink-driving laws will see an increase in the penalties given to NSW drivers if they are caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Roads Minister Melinda Pavey introduced a new law to Parliament last week targeting drink drivers and drug drivers. Police given the power to issue on-the-spot fines Under the proposed Read more about Proposed Changes to Drink-Driving Laws[…]

Changes to Licence Disqualification Scheme

Disqualified drivers can reapply for their licences under the new reforms Reforms to the driving licence disqualification scheme were introduced in October last year. The changes allow people who have had their licence disqualified to apply to the courts to have the remaining disqualification period removed. They will need to prove that they have not Read more about Changes to Licence Disqualification Scheme[…]

Mobile Drug Tests: The Need to Review Existing Regimes

Australia’s current drug driving laws punish individuals who present no risk to other drivers, and attempts to bring the war on drugs into traffic management, but on a completely false pretext. It is an offence in Australia to drive a vehicle with illicit drugs present in your bloodstream. This is in addition to the laws Read more about Mobile Drug Tests: The Need to Review Existing Regimes[…]

Our Recent Criminal Defence Case Studies

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is continually achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We wanted to share with you our recent case studies so that you can be assured of our expertise, skill and commitment in criminal defence representation. We assisted several clients in getting no conviction recorded by way of Section 10 of the Crimes Act including two young Read more about Our Recent Criminal Defence Case Studies[…]

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippies : Roadside Drug Test Charges

The NSW police’s system of roadside drug testing (RDT) is a poorly justified encroachment on the freedoms of the individual. Similar to random breath testing, RDTs randomly screen drivers for marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy. But apart from the context in which these tests are carried out, there are few further similarities between RBTs and RDTs. Strictly Read more about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hippies : Roadside Drug Test Charges[…]

Changes to reporting traffic crashes to Police

NSW Police are reminding motorists of the changes to reporting traffic crashes which come into effect next month. The new streamlined process starts on Wednesday 15 October 2014 as part of a red-tape reduction initiative to better manage crashes on NSW roads. From that date, police will only be required to attend and investigate crashes Read more about Changes to reporting traffic crashes to Police[…]

Drink Driving Lawyers Sydney

Drink driving is a criminal offence with corresponding penalties and punishments if you are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Lives have been wasted because of driving while under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Australian governments are strict in the implementation of the law against driving while intoxicated by alcohol in order to protect lives and Read more about Drink Driving Lawyers Sydney[…]