Ignorance of the law is no excuse?

Ignorance of the law is no excuse? Or is it? Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a summary and general overview only. It is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a lawyer (either barrister or solicitor) working in the area of criminal law before acting or relying on any of its content. In December 2017 Sydney University Law School was advertising an interesting podcast with eminent professor Andrew Ashworth. Emeritus Prof Ashworth was the Vinerian Professor of English Law from 1997 to 2013 at the University of Oxford. The professor argues that the idea that ignorance of the law is no excuse needs to be revisited in light of th

Traffic Offenders Program or the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a summary and general overview only. It is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a lawyer (either barrister or solicitor) working in the area of criminal law or traffic law before acting or relying on any of its content. For those who have fallen foul of traffic laws in NSW, it is often prudent to enrol in and complete a court accredited traffic offenders program. The key word here is "accredited"; there a number of traffic intervention programs that are not accredited by the Department of Justice. You should also ensure that the program you participate in provides evidence of enrolment as w

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