The criminal charge of careless driving causing injury or death is one of my favourite charges to defend. I can assure you, this isn’t because I enjoy injury or death, but because the nature of the charge is that it could happen to anybody who drives a motor vehicle. As drivers, over time we forget to be afraid of what, when we learned to drive, was intuitively terrifying: we are hurtling down narrow strips of concrete, with masses of other humans in metal objects hurtling al
We deal with people who have been caught up with drugs on a very regular basis. Whether the involvement arose because of drug use, possession, supply or cultivation (or manufacture) things can get quite serious quite quickly.
Generally speaking, the cases we see fall in to three scenarios: following a police investigation, and the execution of a search warrant, evidence has been uncovered suggesting involvement with the cultivation / manufacture, or supply of drugs; during a
Unless you never watch or read news, you will have heard of this concept. A discharge without conviction is available where someone has pleaded or been found guilty. Despite the media spin often put on these cases, while there is the occasional questionable decision, as a general rule, the granting of a discharge without conviction comes after the strict application of a legal test that has been handed down by parliament, and given significant direction by the higher Courts.
Whether you’re looking at losing your licence due to demerit points, or as a result of the Court imposing a sentence, there are a number of things you might be able to do to ensure your time off the road is kept to a minimum. Limited / Work Licence If you have already been disqualified or suspended, your quickest way to get back on the road is a limited licence, which is commonly referred to as a “work licence”. The thing with limited licences is that they’re not only availab