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      Astor Legal voted as recommended NSW criminal lawyers and also NSW drink driving and DUI lawyers.
      Astor Legal recommended by Doyles Guide
      Posted By , on August 23, 2019

      At Astor Legal we pride ourselves on being one of the best criminal and traffic law firms in New South Wales. Today we are proud to announce that Astor Legal has again been recognised in several categories by the legal research and ranking publication Doyles Guide. Astor Legal were listed as a “Recommended New South […]

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      Verbal assault – is there even such a thing?
      Posted By , on August 20, 2019

      Verbal assault is a commonly heard but very misunderstood phrase. In New South Wales you can be convicted of common assault even if no physical contact takes place. There are also a number of other Acts of Parliament which create offences for what is often called a verbal assault. What exactly is an assault? Most […]

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      Flying a drone and the law
      Drones and the law in Australia
      Posted By , on August 16, 2019

      In Australian law a drone is referred to as a “remotely piloted aircraft” or RPA for short. The “Civil Aviation Safety Authority” or CASA who are responsible for regulating the use of drones. Australia has strict laws surrounding the use of drones. This is particularly the case near public places and airports. Breaches of the […]

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      Electric scooter laws in NSW
      Posted By , on July 30, 2019

      Electric scooters are gaining popularity in Australia. Advances in technology mean that they are now capable of longer ranges, increased speeds, and shorter charging times. Specialist scooter stores such as Scooter Hut stock a wide range of scooters ranging from a few hundred dollars up to $4000. They are quiet, lightweight, environmentally friendly, and can […]

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      Appealing an infringement or penalty notice
      Posted By , on July 12, 2019

      “Appealing an infringement” is one of the most inaccurate and misleading terms heard by police and traffic lawyers. Irate drivers often yell at police “I’m going to appeal this fine!” just as often as traffic lawyers take calls from those who “want to appeal a ticket”. Unfortunately, it is not an appeal. There are a […]

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      Crime And White Powder In The NSW Snowfields
      Posted By , on July 5, 2019

      Crime rates in the NSW Snowy Mountains typically spike during ski season. With great snow conditions forecast and the snow season now open, there will be an increased police presence on the snow. Whether it’s drink driving, drug driving or getting caught with prohibited drugs, every year more people are arrested and charged at the […]

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      Pitch Invasion Penalties At NSW Sporting Venues
      Posted By , on June 19, 2019

      Pitch Invasion v Streaking When someone talks about pitch invasion most people think about streakers. Those that have got their kit off and ran naked onto the field. Wati Holmwood famously streaked across the field at the State of Origin in 2011 and again in 2013. He was fined and sentenced to a term of […]

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      Requesting a review of an infringement notice
      Posted By , on April 1, 2019

      No one likes to receive an infringement notice. But in some circumstances, you may be able to avoid the cost and demerit points. This can be done by requesting a review of the infringement notice. There are a number of circumstances in which you can request a review. There are also guidelines covering which matters may be […]

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      Listerine used to wilfully alter alcohol reading

      On Friday night NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command reported that they had charged a male with wilfully altering his alcohol reading. The young male was stopped by Police and subjected to a breath test. This returned a reading over ten times the legal limit. After noticing that the young man was not exhibiting any […]

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      App helps drivers avoid speed cameras and police

      Have you ever been alerted to speed cameras or police by an oncoming motorist flashing their headlights at you? Flashing your headlights can result in a fine of $112 and 2 demerit points. But now there’s an app for that. Launched in 2006, Waze is a GPS navigation app. In 2013 Google purchased Waze for […]

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