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Criminal & traffic lawyers open during Covid-19
Posted By , on March 27, 2020

If you need a criminal & traffic lawyer during the Covid-19 Pandemic Astor Legal is available to assist. NSW Police will still be out there which means you may still find yourself issued with a penalty notice or charged with a criminal offence. The first step is to contact us via email or phone. Depending […]

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Too sick to attend court
What if I’m too sick to go to court?

If you’ve been given a court attendance notice or charged with a criminal offence you are required to attend court. While there are some exceptions, if you don’t attend court and don’t fall into one of the exceptions, the court may deal with the matter in your absence. Even during a pandemic, being too sick […]

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traffic offenders program classroom
Do I really need to do a traffic offenders program?

If you’re going to court you’ve probably heard about the “traffic offenders program”. You may have done some research yourself, or you’ve spoken to a lawyer who might have suggested you enrol in a traffic offenders’ program. You’re probably wondering, “what is it” and “Do I really have to spend my time doing it” The short answer […]

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Coronavirus & the law in NSW
Coronavirus (Covid-19) quarantine and public event laws in NSW

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now a global pandemic. Governments worldwide are using legislative measures to isolate and quarantine people to slow the spread of the highly contagious and potentially fatal virus. Under the provisions of the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) the Minister for Health and Medical Research can make orders or directions they consider […]

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Smart Start Interlock at Astor Legal Parramatta
Smart Start interlock at Astor Legal Parramatta
Posted By , on March 12, 2020

If you’ve been charged with a drink driving offence its likely that you’ll end up having to fit an interlock device to your car. Thanks to Smart Start Interlocks we now have a demonstration interlock device in our Parramatta office. Clients facing drink driving charges can actually see and hold the device that may end […]

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NSW Mobile Phone Detection Cameras

Background of mobile phone detection cameras in NSW Mobile phone detection cameras were trialled in New South Wales between January and June 2019. The trial consisted of two fixed cameras and relocatable cameras which were moved approximately every 4 days. During that trial over 8.5 million vehicles were checked and over 100,000 drivers were found […]

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Hound breathalyser can test drivers for more than just alcohol levels
New device to test level of cannabis in drivers system

Driving with cannabis or THC in your system in NSW Driving with a prescribed illicit drug in your oral fluid, blood or urine is an offence in New South Wales under s.111(1) of the Road Transport Act. Prescribed illicit drugs include: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), Methylamphetamine (also known as speed), 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (also known as […]

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Astor Legal Sydney
Launch of Astor Legal

Astor Legal is the new name of Marsh Blom Lawyers. Established in 2017 by two ex-prosecutors the firm has grown significantly in a short period of time. We all have a background in criminal and traffic law and have always focused on that. In late 2019 one of our directors left to pursue another business […]

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Apprehended Violence Order
What if the protected person breaches an AVO?

An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an order that restricts the behaviour of a person, known as a defendant, for the protection of someone else, known as the protected person or PINOP. There are 11 possible conditions which can imposed to facilitate this protection. Apprehended Violence Orders can be divided into two categories; domestic or […]

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Horses racing
NSW Laws about horses you’ve probably never heard about

In New South Wales many of the road rules also apply to horse riders. Under the Australian Road Rules horses are included under the definition of vehicle. This means that most minor regulatory offences apply equally to both car drivers and horse riders. But you may not have heard some of the more obscure laws […]

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