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Offences

Display “L” Plate

Display “L” Plate

– regulation 47 of the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009 If a learner driver drives a motor vehicle on a highway without an L plate, or has an L plate on said vehicle however was improperly displayed, then the person...

Offence to Drive High-Powered Vehicle

Offence to Drive High-Powered Vehicle

– regulation 57 of the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009 This offence is committed by a person who drives a probationary prohibited vehicle on a highway despite being a holder of a probationary driver’s licence. Defences A person accused of...

Probationary Driver – No “P” Plates

Probationary Driver – No “P” Plates

– regulation 55 of the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009 Probationary Driver – No “P” Plates is a traffic offence that may be charged against a person who fails to have a “P” plate displayed on his/her vehicle when he/she...

Possession of Child Abuse Material

Possession of Child Abuse Material

Do the Police want to speak with you about Possession of Child Abuse Material? The Police will normally come to your home or place of work, unannounced, with a search warrant. They will seize your computer, tablet, mobile phone and...

Failure to Answer Questions When Attending Before the Commissioner

Failure to Answer Questions When Attending Before the Commissioner

– section 8D of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 This offence occurs during the hearing of a tax law matter. It is when someone refuses to answer questions or to produce a document. Which Court Will the Case be Heard...

Recklessly Cause Injury

Recklessly Cause Injury

– section 18 of Crimes Act 1958 Recklessly cause injury is a charge that is often dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court. The charge is generally laid in situations where a person recklessly injures another and there has not been...

Dealing With Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime

Dealing With Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime

– section 195 of the Crimes Act 1958 When someone possess property that the Police suspect is stolen or obtained as a result of a crime.   Which Court Will the Case be Heard in? Dealing with property suspected of...

Use of a Drug of Dependence

Use of a Drug of Dependence

-section 75 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 ‘Use a Drug of Dependence’ is an offence contrary to s 75 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (the Act). Defences Defences to this charge can...

Possessing Controlled Weapon

Possessing Controlled Weapon

– section 6 of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 This charge is laid where a person possesses, carries or uses a controlled weapon without a lawful excuse. The offence also applies when a person with a lawful excuse carries...