NSW SENTENCING REFORMS

In 2011, the NSW Government asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to complete a review of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act. This piece of legislation outlines the available sentences for criminal offences and outlines the considerations the Court must take into...

REMOVING DISQUALIFICATION PERIODS

ARE YOU DISQUALIFIED FROM DRIVING? If you have been disqualified from driving, you may be in luck. In October 2017 the law in NSW was changed meaning that eligible people can apply to the Local Court to have their disqualification periods removed from their driver...

APPEALING A LICENCE SUSPENSION

The Roads & Maritime Services (the RMS) and the NSW Police can suspend your licence for a number of reasons. Most licence suspensions can be appealed to the Local Court. This means you are asking the Court to review the decision. If your licence has been...

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF APPROACHED BY THE POLICE?

Being approached by the Police can be nerve racking and can lead innocent people to do silly things. It is important you know your rights if approached by Police Officers in New South Wales. Even if you feel there is no reason for the Police to be talking to you, it...

The traffic offender intervention program

If you are going to Court for a drink or drug-driving matter in New South Wales, you might like to think about enrolling in the Traffic Offender Intervention Program. The program aims to reduce the likelihood of people re-offending and can affect the sentence the...
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