Story provided with the permission of:
– Kalpage & Co Solicitors (02) 9230 0448 and email
– Dean Evans, Editor of Tarmac magazine www.tarmac-mag.com.au
If trouble on the road finds you, you might need to find help. We fire a barrage of legal questions at a solicitor specialising in traffic law for answers that could one day save your licence.
Chris Kalpage is a man you don’t want to know, professionally at least. A New South Wales solicitor and specialist in traffic and criminal law, Kalpage is the go-to man if you find yourself as a recipient of one of the one million traffic fines issued by Australian police each year.
Kalpage, a car and motorbike enthusiast has also witnessed a recent increase in the number of roadside suspensions as a result of police exercising discretionary powers and is continually seeing revisions in traffic matters that aren’t common public knowledge. Having defended everything from speeding, manner dangerous, street racing and a variety of other traffic matters, we sat down with Kalpage to fire at him some common legal myths, questions and solutions.
Note: while this advice is informed, it must be used only as a guide for each case is dependent upon its facts and the applicable NSW legislation at the time. It is strongly recommended that you consult a solicitor to consider the specifics of your individual case.