Splendour In The Grass – Local Court Appearances

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Byron Bay Local Court to be busy with Splendour In The Grass offences A high-visibility police operation took place at the four-day Byron Bay festival – Splendour In The Grass – with 350 drug detections and a “record ammount” of more than 3kg of illicit drugs seized, predominantly MDMA tablets and to a lesser extent […]

NEW LAWS: From 20th May 2019

drink drug driving laws NSW

Drink driving and drug driving – going to court PENALTIES FOR LOW RANGE DRINK DRIVING (s110(1) of the Road Transport Act) THESE PENALTIES APPLY UNLESS YOU TAKE THE MATTER BEFORE THE COURT where you may argue that no conviction (no loss of license and no fine) is the appropriate penalty, once the Magistrate understands (i) […]

The top 5 categories of offences in the NSW local courts, in 2017

Byron Bay Local Court Lawyer

If you have a court attendance notice for the local courts of NSW, here are some 2017 statistics that hopefully leave you feeling less-alone.  I’ve selected these 5 groups of offences because together they comprise the bulk of the work of the NSW local courts. In 2017, there were 16,418 people who faced a local […]

5 Things To Do if you’ve been charged with drink or drug driving offence

Drink Drug Driving Lawyer Help

  1. Don’t leave it too late to decide if you want the services of a lawyer A good result, in ANY court matter, is all about the preparation – and the more time you have, the better prepared you will be.  For example, you will need great references that support your submissions; and to […]

Triple J Hack interview

Listen to our Local Court Lawyer, Sally McPherson, share her expertise on the Byron Bay court Splendour In The Grass day – on Triple J’s Hack (it’s the 1st story up after the ‘headlines’). Press play button to listen:    

Splendour In The Grass Legal Hotline

Splendour In The Grass LEGAL HOTLINE

THE LOCAL COURT LAWYERS have a SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS legal hotline: 0413 310 008 If you’re charged with an offence at Splendour In The Grass, you’ll likely be appearing in the Byron Bay Local Court on August 21 or 22. THE LOCAL COURT LAWYERS – we are experts in all local court matters, because […]

Schoolies Legal Hotline

THE LOCAL COURT LAWYERS have a SCHOOLIES legal hotline: 0413 310 008 If you’re charged with an offence at Schoolies, you’ll likely be appearing in the Tweed Heads or Byron Bay Local Court. If you’re not from here, you’ll need to plan to return to Tweed or Byron for your court date. 24/7 Schoolies Tweed/Byron […]

SCHOOLIES – How to stay out of trouble

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I asked two police officer friends of mine: “how can Schoolies have fun but avoid the police?” Here’s what they said: 1: “Don’t fail the attitude test” (as my police friend described it). If the police approach you, just be pleasant.  They added: “the rude one’s, the one’s who are drunk and obnoxious and carry-on, […]

6 Tips on: How To Find a Good Lawyer

1: A “good lawyer” is a lawyer experienced in providing legal advice in the area of law you require, who also has a good reputation. For example, you consult a lawyer, with a good reputation and experience in family law, if you are going through a divorce.  Your search should include terms like: “family lawyer […]

Driving with the presence of cannabis or amphetamine in an oral fluid sample

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This is colloquially known as a “s111 offence”, because that’s the section of the Roads Transport Act that renders driving with the presence of a drug, in your saliva, an offence.  But not any drug…… read on. The mobile drug testing (“MDT”) units are limited to testing only for cannabis (pot, weed, green, hash, mull, […]

5 Tips so Splendour In The Grass isn’t a pain in the A–!

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If you’re going to Splendour In The Grass at Byron Bay this July, here are some tips from the Local Court Lawyers to ensure you have the best festival ever (with no regrets): 1.  Bring your GOOD VIBES: leave your bad vibes with your ex-. An alcohol and drug induced bad attitude wrecks SPLENDOUR for […]

Byron Bay local court lawyer?

Byron Bay local court Lawyer

Facing an appearance in the Byron Bay Local Court? If the bright lights you saw at SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS turned out to be red and blue…….. you may need a Byron lawyer to represent you in the Byron Bay local court. The police presence at Splendour in the Grass is renowned – particularly for drug, […]

Nimbin MardiGrass – now you need a lawyer?

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Nimbin MardiGrass…… a magnet for mobile drug testing (MDT) and cute police dogs not being so cute, if you ended up with a Court Attendance Notice for Lismore Local Court. If you went into the weekend on a high, but now find yourself on a downer you didn’t expect, we’ll handle the court appearance. We […]

Need a lawyer after the Byron Bluesfest?

Local court lawyer for Byron Bay Bluefest

Post-bluesfest blues, from the men and women in blue: Byron Bay BLUESFEST – It was fun until that happened……. If your holiday on the NSW north coast resulted in you spending a few quality minutes with the Police, and instead of a chocolate bunny for Easter, you got a court attendance notice, for Byron Local […]