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Drink Driving On A Boat In NSW

As the weather warms up more people will be taking to the water over summer, but many don’t know the laws regarding drink driving on a boat. Drink driving laws apply to any ‘vessel’ which includes not only boats but jet skis, kayaks, sailboards and kite boards. The Law on Drink Driving on A Boat […]

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When random breath testing isn’t random

Police have the power to conduct random breath tests on any driver in New South Wales. But when police shut down entire roads and test every single driver is it still really random? This weekend NSW Police are running “Operation Nabbed” once again. RBT sites have been set up at every exit along several major […]

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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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Using a mobile phone to pay at a drive thru is now legal in NSW
Is using a mobile phone in a drive thru really illegal?

In August 2019 social media was a-buzz after Victorian Police posted on Facebook pointing out it was illegal to pay using a mobile phone in a drive-thru. The story was picked up by media outlets and is being widely reported on. At the time it was a surprise to most people that using your phone […]

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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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Breaching a good behaviour licence in NSW

In NSW unrestricted licence holders have a limit of 13 demerit points. If you incur 13 or more demerit points in any 3-year period, the RMS will send you a notice of suspension. Instead of serving a period of suspension, you can apply for a good behaviour licence under section 36 of the Road Transport […]

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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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Why you shouldn’t fill in a written notice of pleading

When charging people with a criminal matter police often hand out an additional yellow slip of paper. That innocent looking pice of paper is a ‘written notice of pleading’ and can cause a lot of problems if you fill it in. Where do I get a Written Notice of Pleading At the time of handing […]

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