Law for Community Workers on the go | Legal Aid NSW
Thursday Aug 12, 2021
Thursday Aug 12, 2021
In this episode we speak with Jane Sanders, Principal Solicitor, The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre about what young drivers need to know about traffic law and how to deal with things that can take them off the road like fines, licence suspensions and licence disqualifications. Jane also gives her top tips for going to Court and dealing with the Police if pulled over. Below are timestamps for some of the key messages and links to resources talked about in the episode. 2:30 Information about The Shopfront and who they help 10:15 Which Court is my traffic matter heard in? 12:15 Traffic fines 14:00 Licence suspensions 19:15 Licence disqualifications 24:30 Going to Court for your traffic matter 29:15 Police Powers The Shopfront – Factsheets about Traffic law 1 – Getting a driver licence in NSW 3 – Driving without a licence 4 – Licence suspensions and appeals 7 – Serious traffic offences and courts Free legal help - Traffic Offences The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre - https://www.theshopfront.org/ Marrickville Legal Centre Youth Legal Service – Ask NALA – Traffic offences - https://www.mlc.org.au/services/youth/ Legal Aid NSW traffic offences guided pathway - https://traffic.guidedpathways.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/ Legal Aid NSW traffic publications – use hyperlink Driving: penalties, licences and insurance - https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources LawAccess NSW – Applying to remove your driver licence disqualification step by step guide - https://www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/Pages/representing/driving_offences_and_crime/driving_and_crime_after_court/SBSG_rem_d_disq.aspx A second chance for Disqualified Drivers webinar – recorded Feb 2021 - https://youtu.be/YEAGoeA6pi4 Fines and Work & Development Orders Transport for NSW - Demerit points, penalties and offences on NSW roads - https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/roads/demerits-offences/index.html Finefixer NSW guided pathway – https://nsw.finefixer.org.au/ Revenue NSW - Request a review of your fine - https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/fines-and-fees/request-a-review Nominate another driver if you weren’t responsible for the offence - https://www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/fines-and-fees/nominate-someone-else Legal Aid NSW Work and Development Order Service - https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/civil-law/work-and-development-order-service Police Powers and Young People Legal Aid NSW Street Smart publication - https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources/get-street-smart-under-18s-know-your-legal-rights Youth Hotline – 1800 10 18 10 - https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/criminal-law/youth-hotline To organise a Legal Aid NSW Police Powers workshop at your service use this Request a Talk form - https://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/workshops/request-a-talk Traffic offender intervention programs - https://localcourt.nsw.gov.au/local-court/sentencing--orders-and-appeals/sentencing-in-criminal-cases/traffic-offender-intervention-program.html Legal Aid NSW Legal information for young people videos (created 2021). Available in English, Arabic, Dari and Swahili with or without captions- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLApA5ctFL2pWuf1BhCRAVU0Rje7oZvOTe Editing by Tiffany Dimmack from Audiocraft
Monday May 21, 2018
Monday May 21, 2018
Call to action! Tell us what you really think of 'Law for Community Workers on the go' - help this resource grow and improve. In this podcast we talk about: what the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) does and how it works when you should complain to the LECC, what serious misconduct and serious maladministration is, why it is important to make a complaint as early as possible, and the importance of getting legal advice if you want to make a complaint about police. Referrals and more information If you want to make a complaint about police you should contact Law Access NSW on 1300 888 529. You can get legal information and where appropriate get referred for legal advice. You can find more information about the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission or call them on 02 9321 6700. NOTE: During this podcast we say that the time limit to bring a claim against police is 3 years. This is only true where the assault is serious and meets the definition of a personal injury in the Civil Liability Act. For many assaults the injury suffered wonâ€™t come near that level of seriousness so the time limit for suing police for the intentional tort of assault will be six years, not three. Get legal advice from Legal Aid NSW or a Community Legal Centre about your specific circumstances.