Bill Vasiliadis

What happens if you are charged under the NSW Summary Offences Act? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis September 30, 2013 Criminal Law

The NSW Summary Offences Act (1988), identifies a number of different offences which are considered ‘summary’ offences. These are generally considered to be minor offences, which are dealt with in a specific manner and have certain maximum penalties. If you have been charged with a summary offence, you could still face a lifelong criminal conviction […]

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Can I Travel if I Have a Previous Section 10 For Drink Driving? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis August 15, 2013 Road Traffic Law

A criminal conviction can affect your ability to travel and work in the future. If you have a previous drink driving conviction, your ability to work in certain driving occupations may be limited and you may find your ability to get a visa for some countries is restricted. Successfully obtaining a Section 10 for drink […]

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What do Criminal Law Solicitors Do? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis May 28, 2013 Criminal Law

With so much legal terminology floating around, it can be confusing trying to understand which professionals perform which tasks. There are a number of different branches of the legal profession, but solicitors and barristers (known generically as lawyers) form the main two. Most lawyers train at university, then choose to specialise in a certain area […]

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Five Ways Alcohol Affects Your Driving Ability (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis April 29, 2013 Criminal Law

The dangers of drinking and driving are well documented, and it only takes a relatively small amount of alcohol to have an effect on your driving ability. Drink driving awareness organisations such as Drinkwise Australia have undertaken extensive research on the effects that alcohol has on drivers, and have found that some drivers do not […]

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How does roadside drug testing work? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis March 27, 2013 Criminal Defence Lawyers

If you are caught driving a vehicle on a public road in NSW Australia while you are under the influence of an intoxicating substance, you will face charges of driving under the influence (DUI). DUI is a traffic offence that carries substantial penalties, including fines, disqualification from driving, and in certain cases, it can lead […]

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I have been charged with a criminal offence, can I apply to be granted bail? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis March 12, 2013 Arrest

If you have been charged with an offence that requires a court appearance, you might need to apply for bail. If you are released on bail, it means you are allowed to go home until your case is finalised, rather than remain in custody. Whether or not you can apply for bail depends on the […]

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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Drive After Drinking? (Australian Law)

by Bill Vasiliadis November 6, 2012 Criminal Law

Many people are curious about how long it takes for the body to break down alcohol. Once you’ve consumed alcohol, time is the only thing that can help your alcohol level return to zero. According to the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in New South Wales Australia, drinking caffeinated drinks, eating food, or undertaking physical […]

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