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Things you did not know about a Section 10

Section 10 Result
Section 10 ’s are famous and popular. It is the outcome most of our client’s are seeking when they contact us for assistance. Most people have heard of a Section 10. And if they haven’t, they quickly learn about them when they are charged by the police for drink driving or other matters.

Unfortunately, due to its popularity, and the rumours about the possible meaning of a Section 10, it is the most confused area of law in the community.

To help you understand […]

Freeway antics ‘dangerous’

A drink-driver who was seen swerving side-to-side on the Hume Highway north of Albury has been jailed.
Magistrate Tony Murray said he had no choice but to sentence Cameron Naylor to seven months behind bars.
But he gave Naylor, 56, one more chance by suspending the term for seven months, ordering that enter a good behaviour bond.
Naylor, from the Geelong suburb of Newtown, had pleaded guilty to charges of drive with a high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol and drive while licence suspended.
The second charge related to […]

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    A spike in local drivers caught drink-driving recently coincides with police announcing a big increase in random breath testing.

A spike in local drivers caught drink-driving recently coincides with police announcing a big increase in random breath testing.

The message from the police Miranda Local Area Command is simple: “If you drink and drive, you will be caught.”
This follows a weekend of bookings of drink drivers in the area, some of whom returned high range readings.

P-plater’s 0.248
. – Police charged a 30-year-old Riverwood man with high range drink driving after he was stopped in Robertson Street, Sutherland, on Sunday morning.  When tested at Sutherland Police Station he allegedly returned a reading of 0.248, almost five times over the limit.
The P-plate driver had been […]

Sydney mother sentenced to home detention for drink-driving with kids in car

A woman who was caught drink-driving six times over the legal limit with three young children in the car in Sydney’s north-west has been sentenced to nine months’ home detention.
Erika Francesca Bycroft, 39, was stopped by another female driver at Westleigh in October 2014.
Police said she was seen swerving across a road in a residential area where children were playing and almost hit a pedestrian refuge.
Officers said they could immediately smell alcohol coming from Bycroft and described her as having bloodshot eyes and “signs […]

Severity Appeal – Parramatta District Court

Our Parramatta District Court client recently received a lucrative job offer abroad. However, he received  an Intensive Corrections Order  in the Local Court which meant he could not leave the state of NSW.

Our submissions to the Judge on severity eventually convinced him to allow the appeal and vary the custodial sentence, our client is now able to take up his dream job.

See:  Appealing PCA Charge

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    Drink-driver blows 0.423 after four bottles of wine at 11.30am

Drink-driver blows 0.423 after four bottles of wine at 11.30am

blood alcohol reading of .423.

A WOMAN drank four bottles of wine in an early morning, three-hour session before blowing .423 on the breathalyser, a Geelong court has heard.

Ruth Spychella, of Clifton Springs, was so drunk she had to be carried to an ambulance after she slammed her car into an off-duty policeman’s parked car about 11.30am, the Geelong Magistrates’ Court was told on Thursday.

A shocked magistrate Ann McGarvie said it was the highest reading she had ever come across in a living […]

Police Cracking Down on Drink Driving Drivers

Police are cracking down on drink driving.

A DRAMATIC spike in the number of women driving drunk has been revealed as police admit they are shocked at the number of mothers driving under the influence of alcohol with children in their car.

One in five drivers caught during the first 24 hours of a three-day drink-driving blitz on Thursday night had children in the car.

The startling results of the latest operation come amid new figures showing the number of drink-drivers in NSW rose to 18,610 last […]

Section 10 – Things you did not know?

Things you did not know about a section 10
Section 10’s are famous and popular. It is the outcome most of our client’s are seeking when they contact us for assistance. Most people have heard of a Section 10. And if they haven’t, they quickly learn about them when they are charged by the police.
 
Unfortunately, due to its popularity, and the rumours about the possible meaning of a Section 10, it is the most confused area of law in the community.
 
To help you understand […]

NSW man banned from driving until 2153

Serial offender: David John Browne leaving Newcastle Court House on Thursday. Photo: PHIL HEARNE

He would be 200 years old, if he lived that long, before he could legally get behind the wheel of a car again.
But retired bus driver David John Browne, of Newcastle, says he’s done with driving.
‘‘I’ve certainly learnt my bloody lesson,’’ he said yesterday.
The 61-year-old narrowly escaped a 12-month jail term after receiving a suspended sentence in Newcastle Local Court for driving while disqualified.
He was caught by Newcastle Highway Patrol officers during […]

540 arrested in NSW during two-day blitz on alcohol-related crime

Police have arrested 282 people across New South Wales on the second night of the Operation Unite blitz on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.

Operation Commander, Gary Worboys, has praised the good behaviour of the wider community but expressed concern about the high number of ‘Fail to Quit’ and ‘Common Assault’ offences in and around licensed premises overnight.

“One of the biggest problems we’ve noticed during the operation this year is the refusal by many people to leave pubs and clubs when asked by security,” Assistant […]