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Police comments on section 10 and “Written Notice of Pleading”

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June 27, 2016

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Misleading things Police often say about attending Court For many offences, for example Driving while Suspended, Drink Driving and Possession of a Prohibited Substance, Police can and often will issue a yellow "Field Court Attendance Notice" accompanied by a yellow "Written Notice of Pleading". Police will then often say words to the effect of: "Don't worry, you will get a section 10 for this." "Don't bother going to Court, just complete the Written Pleading Notice and you will get a section 10." We strongly suggest that you ignore such comments. Police […]


Lidar Devices – Further Debate About Police Prosecutions for Speeding

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October 22, 2015

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An article recently appeared in the Daily Telegraph that has provoked further debate about Police prosecutions for speeding. According to the article, a Defendant was arguing that the certification for the Police Radar Gun was deficient, meaning that the speed measurement could not be relied upon in Court. The laws around the use of speed measuring devices are extremely powerful, provided the rules are followed to the letter. A person who was caught on a speed measuring device is deemed to be travelling that speed unless that person is able to […]


Messaging whilst driving

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September 25, 2014

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Is this new technology the silver bullet to stop people texting while driving? Probably not. A small tech company in the US is trumpeting a new piece of equipment that they claim can tell whether a car is emitting radio transmissions such as those produced whilst sending a text message. Many have wondered whether we will soon see police officers equipped with these sensors to enable them to pull you over and charge you for using a mobile phone whilst driving. There can be no doubt that mobile phone use is […]

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