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How to Appeal A Suspension for Drink Driving

How to Appeal A Suspension for Drink Driving

One of the first things that happens to most people who are caught for drink driving is their licence is taken and suspended. Now that can be a huge shock and cause all sorts of problems if you need that licence for either work or looking after your family. So it’s...

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What Happens If I Plead Guilty to Drink Driving?

What Happens If I Plead Guilty to Drink Driving?

The question in most cases is: What are the consequences? What happens next? There’s three main things you really need to be aware of if you’re considering pleading guilty to drink driving. The first is the risk of a criminal conviction. The second is the loss of...

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Different Types of Drink Driving Charges

Different Types of Drink Driving Charges

When it comes to drink driving, we often hear two acronyms spoken about: one is PCA and one is DUI. In general talk, they’re often used interchangeably as if they’re the same thing. In the legal world, they actually have different meanings.  A PCA and a DUI are...

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Appealing Your Suspension

Appealing Your Suspension

If you need to launch your license appeal it can be quite daunting if you’ve never done it before. So what I wanted to do today was run you through the process, start to finish, of what you need to do to have a successful license appeal in New South Wales. The first...

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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Licence Appeal?

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Licence Appeal?

I often get asked whether you need to have a lawyer to appeal your suspension in court. The honest answer is there’s no requirement to take a lawyer with you. You are allowed to represent yourself. A lot of people choose to have a lawyer, though, because they want to...

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Can I Appeal My Licence Suspension?

Can I Appeal My Licence Suspension?

If you’ve got a licence suspension, you’re probably wondering if you can appeal it in court. The answer really depends on why your licence is being suspended, because the laws only let us appeal against some of those reasons.  The main cases that you can take to...

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How To Get Out Of A Parking Ticket

How To Get Out Of A Parking Ticket

It’s sure to ruin your day: coming back to your car to find a little ticket fluttering against your windscreen. It’s particularly infuriating when you believe you didn’t deserve it. The question is: what can you do about it? Parking tickets in NSW are generally issued...

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What Counts As Dangerous Driving?

What Counts As Dangerous Driving?

If you’ve been charged with dangerous driving, you’re probably feeling quite worried at the moment and you might be wondering if what you did was enough to be found guilty of the offence. The real question is: What counts as dangerous driving? It’s a frustrating...

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Should I Take My Speeding Fine to Court?

Should I Take My Speeding Fine to Court?

One of the really common questions that I get asked is, “Should I take my speeding fine to court?” It’s one of those questions that doesn't really have a straightforward answer for everyone. There’s no black and white, one size fits all. It really depends on your main...

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Will I Get A Criminal Record for PCA?

Will I Get A Criminal Record for PCA?

One of the common questions that I get asked is, “Am I going to get a criminal record for my drink driving charge?” Unfortunately, the answer is often yes. You could end up with a criminal record for your PCA. What does it mean if you do get a criminal record? More...

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Which Offences Have Demerit Points?

Which Offences Have Demerit Points?

Nothing ruins your day like getting a traffic ticket.  If you’re like most people, the first thought is probably, “Oh no! Are there demerit points attached to this one?” Whether or not you’re going to get demerit points depends on whether your offence is on the...

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How Much Should A Traffic Lawyer Cost?

How Much Should A Traffic Lawyer Cost?

Today I wanted to have a chat about how much a traffic lawyer should cost. I understand that the priority here is your licence, but how much a lawyer is going to charge is an important factor as well.  Here are a few things to think about as you’re looking to...

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How Many Demerit Points Before I Lose My Licence?

How Many Demerit Points Before I Lose My Licence?

Today I wanted to have a chat about demerit points and more specifically, how many points can you lose before your driver’s licence is suspended?  The number of points you can get depends on what kind of licence you hold. Each category of licence in New South...

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Can I Go to Jail for My Speeding Fine?

Can I Go to Jail for My Speeding Fine?

Sometimes, I get asked, “Can I be sent to jail for my speeding offence?” Usually, the answer to that question is no. Jail is not an option for your typical speeding matter. Most typical speeding offences are what we call Fine-Only matters. What that means is the worst...

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Common Traffic Offences

Common Traffic Offences

There are lots of different driving offences but there are few that pop up the most. The most common would have to be speeding, drink driving, and mobile phone offences. One thing that these all have in common is that they’re often committed by otherwise good drivers...

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Common Drink Driving Traps

Common Drink Driving Traps

Over the years, I’ve represented plenty of people who have been in trouble for drink driving. Here are a few common traps that I find they fall into. The first is counting drinks. It used to be believed that you could have 1 or 2 drinks in the first hour and then one...

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Guide to Choosing A Traffic Lawyer in Sydney

Guide to Choosing A Traffic Lawyer in Sydney

Here are five things to think about if you are choosing a traffic lawyer to represent you in Sydney.  Firstly, you want to see that your traffic lawyer is in court locally every single week. This makes sure that they are familiar with the magistrate who may...

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How to Save a Cancelled Bus Driver Authority

How to Save a Cancelled Bus Driver Authority

As a professional bus driver, your Bus Driver Authority is your livelihood. Finding out that it is being cancelled or suspended, or that your renewal application has been refused is a devastating blow. But even if you have received a letter advising that Transport for...

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Breach of Good Behaviour Licence

Breach of Good Behaviour Licence

If you've breached a good behaviour licence, you're probably feeling really stressed out right now. But try not to panic, we may actually be able to save your licence for you. What I wanted to talk to you about today is what happens if you commit an offence while...

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Why Choose A Traffic Lawyer?

Why Choose A Traffic Lawyer?

  If you’re looking for a lawyer to help save your license, the reality is you’ve got lots of options to choose from.  Most criminal law firms offer traffic law as a secondary service, Ainsley Law is different. Traffic law is all we do. In fact, we’re...

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What does COVID-19 mean for your court case?

What does COVID-19 mean for your court case?

If you’ve got a court case coming up, you’re probably wondering how the COVID-19 restrictions will affect it. The NSW Local Court has implemented huge changes to how it operates. Many types of cases have been postponed and there are new rules about who is allowed in...

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