Traffic offence penalties in NSW have changed. The By Lawyers Traffic Offences – Local Court NSW Guide has been updated in relation to recent penalty increases for various drug and alcohol offences. This applies to the commentary for alcohol and drug offences, the appendix of penalties and the retainer instructions.
The appendix to the Traffic Offences NSW commentary ‘Traffic offences and penalties – Drugs and alcohol‘ is a very handy resource that provides a summary of current key information relevant to sentencing for specific common offences, with links to applicable sections of the Act and any relevant programs.
The ‘Retainer Instructions – Traffic offences‘ precedent, also found in the Traffic Offences Guide, contains an ‘Offences and Penalties’ table which sets out the current fine, any applicable custodial penalties and the disqualification periods for most common alcohol, speeding and vehicle use offences. These useful details are readily available when needed – at the point of taking instructions from the client, who will want to know the applicable traffic offence penalties immediately.
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