Traffic Law News
CRIMINAL LAW: BAIL ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME OPENS IN THE PORT – By Naomi Hill – Imagine that you are charged with a criminal offence. You’ve been granted bail but have nowhere to live. What happens to you? You could be kept (remanded) in custody until your case is determined. That means that you’re imprisoned – even if you’re…Read More
AGGRAVATED DRIVING WITHOUT DUE CARE: DOES IT MEAN IMPRISONMENT? – By Henry James – A woman was charged with an aggravated driving offence and received a 3 month prison sentence. Why? Because she mistook her car accelerator for the brake, causing her to plough through a shop window and injure pedestrians. The woman was in…Read More
IF I’M PLEADING GUILTY, WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER? – By Henry James – A man’s four year prison term was set aside after he pleaded guilty to assault charges without first getting legal advice. This case is a powerful illustration of how important it is to critically evaluate all the information before the…Read More
DRIVER DISTRACTION: “BUT I ONLY LOOKED AWAY FOR A SECOND!” – By Chloe Goldsworthy – Have you ever been tempted to look at your mobile phone whilst driving? Thanks to some fairly confronting media campaigns, most people know that it’s a traffic offence, but many can’t resist. What might not be quite as well known…Read More
TRAFFIC OFFENCES: DON’T FALL INTO A TRAP THIS LONG WEEKEND – By Naomi Hill – We love our long weekends. It would be un-Australian not to. Packing up and heading for the river or the beach is a well-worn path for many long weekend holiday makers. And for those who can’t get away, there’s usually…Read More
POLICE POWERS: CAN I BE SEARCHED? – By Jake Woolford – When a situation involves the police, it can be difficult to understand your legal rights and you may not want to rock the boat just in case it makes things worse. But at the same time, knowing your rights and how to assert them…Read More
08 7111 0376 First consultation free Live Chat With A Lawyer Now Location Finder DRINK DRIVING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW While we’re in the thick of end of year parties and holiday season, we’re constantly reminded by the media not to drink and drive. We also hear plenty of reports about people being charged…Read More
OPERATION SAFE SPEED: SHOULD I PAY THE FINE? Operation Safe Speed, a police campaign targeting speeding motorists, was conducted over a three day period in October 2016. During the operation, South Australian Police issued more than 1000 expiation notices for speeding, equating to around 14 notices issued for every hour of the Operation. If you…Read More
SUPREME COURT ACQUITS MAN OF SPEEDING CHARGES In a significant decision, a client of Websters Lawyers who was charged with two counts of speeding has had the charges against him dismissed. The decision will potentially affect thousands of other speeding charges in South Australia because the case concerned the technical aspects of speed gun testing.…Read More
NEW LAWS ALLOW FOR HOME DETENTION INSTEAD OF IMPRISONMENT Landmark new sentencing laws allow for defendants in criminal law cases to be sentenced to home detention rather than imprisonment. From 1 September 2016, judges will be able to sentence defendants to serve a term of home detention rather than a custodial term. This represents a…Read More
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