Category Archives: Criminal and Traffic Law in NSW

Best Lawyers in Sydney React to Right to Silence Reforms

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One of the fundamental rights of a person who is suspected of being involved in a certain crime is the right to silence. Popularly known to people as the right to remain silent, everyone has the right to stay silent or not answer questions asked by the police or any interviewer in an informal setting. […]

NSW Law Reform Commission Introduces Changes in Affirmative Consent Laws

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Image by Inactive_account_ID_249 from Pixabay The New South Wales Law Reform Commission (LRC) has stirred the public once again with the reforms in the state’s sexual consent laws. Among the reforms that NSW residents expect is the introduction of affirmative consent in the sexual assault laws. Changes to the law were triggered by the sexual assault case filed […]

The Right to Protest in NSW

The freedom to be heard and communicate your political views through a peaceful protest is implied by the Australian Constitution and the common law right to a peaceful assembly, which can be traced back to the Magna Carta. These two pathways give way for our citizens to legally protest in our society. However, there is […]

Police Power to Stop, Ask Questions and Search You to Determine Compliance with Restrictions

Once again things are changing rapidly, and the new “tougher” restrictions are causing more confusion than ever. What is more concerning, is that Police will be responding in greater force and their presence will be ramped up even more, especially in the Canterbury Bankstown, Liverpool and Fairfield Local Government Areas. Can Police stop, ask questions […]

Tougher Restrictions for Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown-Canterbury Local Government Areas

The latest lockdowns are having devastating affects on our personal lives, businesses, mental health and our ability to get back to normal life. What is more devastating is that the NSW Government has now introduced new “tougher” restrictions preventing people residing in the Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown and Canterbury Local Government Areas (LGA) from leaving those […]

How Does a Peaceful Sydney Lockdown Protest Impact Infringement Lawyers in NSW?

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Image by Inactive_account_ID_249 from Pixabay The NSW police force continues to serve infringement notices to the people who attended and participated in a protest to remove the lockdown in Sydney days ago. As of Sunday, NSW Police Minister David Elliott confirmed that the agency has already charged 63 protest attendees while over 90 were issued with infringement notices. […]

Police powers to search premises during the Sydney Lockdown

Being approached by police in public or at your home can be a nerve-wracking experience. Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, it is normal to feel nervous and anxious about why they are approaching you. If this happens to you, it’s important to stay calm, polite and know your rights during this time. Power […]

What to say & do when approached by police during lockdown restrictions

FROM 14 JULY 2021, THE NSW GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED ORDERS THAT DIMINISH THE RIGHT TO SILENCE, MAKING THIS ORIGINAL POST NOT ENTIRELY CORRECT. THE NEW CLAUSE FORCES PERSONS TO NOW PROVIDE INFORMATION. SEE CLAUSE 24D  NSW Police will be out in heavy numbers in particular in the Sydney Southwest and Sydney West areas to enforce the […]

Speed Camera Warning Signs – removed for safety or revenue raising?

Speeding in NSW is a prominent traffic charge that the NSW government is attempting to reduce on our roads. In late 2020, the government decided to remove the warning signs for mobile speed cameras and place hidden cameras, however by doing that, it has generated over 1500% more fines. That’s over $6,000,000 in March 2021 […]

What Is The Law Around Using Your Mobile Phone While Driving in NSW

Although we use our mobile phones to organize our daily lives, their use by people who are driving is governed by a wide range of laws as described in NSW Road Rules 2014. This is because comprehensive research has found that people who do so are approximately four times more likely to have a crash. […]