Our criminal services cover driving offences, apprehended violence orders and other offences.

Criminal

Driving Offences

There are many driving offences. Examples are:

  • Dangerous Driving/Dangerous Navigation causing death/grievous bodily harm
  • Drink Driving - PCA, Refuse Breath Test
  • Negligent Driving causing death or grievous bodily harm
  • Speeding over 40kph above the speed limit
  • Drive Manner Dangerous, Drive at Speed Dangerous
  • Drive Recklessly, Drive Furiously
  • Drive whilst disqualified, Drive whilst cancelled, Drive whilst suspended
  • - Menacing Driving

Driving offences of a serious nature can and do attract prison sentences. In most cases, they are dealt with by way of fines with a disqualification from holding a driver's licence. Licence disqualification is mandatory in many cases, with some discretion in the Court to reduce the mandatory periods, however sometimes no discretion is available.

Apprehended Violence Orders

We can provide advice on:

  • Personal Protection Orders
  • Family/Domestic Protection Orders
  • Defending/avoiding Orders made against you
  • Proving need for Orders and the necessity of same
  • Intimidation
  • Stalking
  • Telephone Interim Orders
  • Variation or Revocation of Court Orders
  • Contravening an Order

Breaches of Apprehended Violence Orders carry fines of up to $5,500 and terms of imprisonment of up to two years.

Other Offences

We can provide assistance in relation to:

  • Firearms Offences
    • Unregistered Firearms
    • Being Unlicensed
    • Unsafe keeping of Firearms
  • Public Order Offences
    • Riot
    • Affrays
  • Commissions
    • Corrupt receipt of Commissions
    • Corrupt receipt of Benefits
    • Being a corrupt Trustee
  • Forgery and False Instruments
  • Computer Offences
  • Public Justice Offences
    • Perjury
    • False Statements
    • Hindering, tampering
    • Perverting the course of Justice

These offences do carry prison sentences, but are mainly dealt with by fines and non-custodial sentences.

There are many other criminal or quasi-criminal offences. Examples are:

  • Trespass
  • Breach of Duties as a Director of a Company
  • Breaches of various other Acts of Parliament, for example:
    • Local Government Act
    • Environmental Protection and Assessment Act
    • Road Traffic (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999
    • Road Traffic (General) Act 1999
    • Unlawful Gambling Act
    • Summary Offences Act
    • Companion Animals Act
  • Independent Commission Agencies
    • Corruption Act 1988
  • Independent Commission Agencies continued ...
    • National Crime Authority (State Provisions) Act 1984
    • NSW Crime Commission Act 1984
    • Special Commissions of Enquiry Act 1981
  • Bail Act
  • Various sentencing legislation
  • Search Warrants Act 1985
  • Listening Devices Act 1984
  • Telecommunications (Interception) (NSW) Act 1987
  • Confiscation of Assets and Compensation Acts

Most of these offences are dealt with by way of fines and in some cases, terms of imprisonment. The State of NSW through various legislation has enormous powers in relation to the prevention and punishment of criminal behaviour. You should make sure you are aware of your rights in relation to such matters. In too many incidences people are not aware that what they are doing is illegal.