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NSW Police Took Speed on Private Property - Dismissal of Speeding Fines?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Fat boy, 12 October 2016.

  1. Fat boy

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    Speed was measured by the police, taken while they were standing on private property without the consent of owner or manager. Is that a reason for the dismissal of speeding fines?
     
  2. Rod

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    Comes under the heading of improperly obtained evidence. Up to the discretion of the judge/magistrate.

    No idea whether they'd rule the evidence admissible or inadmissible.
     
  3. Gyl713

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    In QLD, there's always a speed camera on someone's front lawn flashing every speeder with no issues.
     
  4. Rod

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    Front nature strip is normally public land and OK. If police are on private property without permission, taking speed measurements they can be taken to court by the occupier for trespass. They don't get to use our property whenever they feel like it.
     
  5. Ponala

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    What was the private property? Private property can still be a public place ie: shopping centre car park.
     

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