New Automatic Licence Suspensions in New South Wales

New South Wales legislation will change for all first-time offenders on low range drink driving & drive with illicit drugs present in saliva/blood charges from the 20th of May 2019. What is low range drink driving? You are considered to have committed a low range drink driving offence if you are the holder of a…

Special Hardship Order

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have recently reviewed the regulations surrounding special hardship orders. What is a special hardship order? A special hardship order is a court order allowing you to drivefor specific reason(s) under restricted conditions, despite the fact your provisional or open licence has been suspended. Your licence may be suspended…

Licence Disqualification v Licence Suspension

The law concerning drivers licensing is complex and often confusing. It is a common area for misunderstanding of the consequences of a driver licence suspension verses a driver licence disqualification. In short, a suspension is typically imposed by Queensland Transport for reasons such as unpaid fines or the accumulation of demerit points. You should receive…

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Road-side confessions & Traffic Law

So you  are on your way to pick the kids up from school. In the rear view mirror, you see sirens behind you so you pull over to the side of the road, and a police car pulls in behind you. The police officer approaches your window and you wind it down.  After handing over your…

What you need to know before going to court
Webinar: All you need to know about going to Court

Our first webinar was a smashing success – but if you missed it, don’t worry, you can watch here. The free webinar, presented by Mr. Sam Jackson, covers “What you need to know (but are afraid to ask) before you go the Queensland Magistrates Court for a simple offence”. Follow us on Facebook to receive…

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Representing yourself in Court for a simple offence

The Queensland Police Service has charged you with an offence, you need to go to Court but you aren’t quite sure what happens.  Maybe your finances don’t stretch to paying for a lawyer (though you can check with us first as we have a solution for that) and you want to know how to go…

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What excuses not to say to police when you are stopped for speeding

Let’s consider a scenario for a moment – You are pulled over by the Queensland Police for speeding. Although we use the example of speeding, it could also be any traffic offence such as not wearing your seatbelt or even running a red light. Before you are given the speeding ticket, the Police Officer asks you why…

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Gold Coast Traffic Lawyer looks at cyclist laws on the web this week

Three months in to the new cyclist laws aimed at safety, questions are being raised as to whether the new traffic laws are effective. The Courier Mail questions whether it is working and indicates that cyclists are worse off under the new cyclist laws. Since April 7, just four motorists have been fined under the new…