WHY CHOOSE KALPAGE AND CO SOLICITORS
Chris Kalpage is a solicitor who has 34 years experience & has practised extensively in most areas of law. His particular fields of expertise are in criminal, traffic & employment law. He appears in all courts in NSW & has a practical and pragmatic approach. He understands the stress clients suffer in court cases & with his personal approach tries to alleviate that stress as much as possible to get the best result for his clients.
Drink Driving Offences
Have you been charged with a drink driving offence or driving under the influence of drugs? Then, you should contact us for the best advice and minimise the legal problems that can follow. Kalpage and Co Solicitors are an experienced firm of drink driving lawyers who will help you get the best results. Chris Kalpage has 30 years of experience in dealing with these matters.
We have attained excellent outcomes for clients. If you want to obtain the best outcomes and avoid or minimise your disqualification period then you should talk to Chris Kalpage.
We value your time and also in this highly competitive market, give personalized attention to all our clients.
Apprehended Violence Orders
These are often combined with Charges of Assault pursuant to the Crimes Act and Stalk Intimidate pursuant to section 13 (1) Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. If you are in a situation where you have an argument that escalates to a threat of physical violence or actual physical violence these charges may flow with the AVO.
Arrested and Refused Bail
In situations where you have been arrested and refused bail by the police, you will often be put before the court at the earliest opportunity as you are being held in custody. Often on this appearance, you can make a bail application. Due to ever-changing and strict bail laws you should seek legal advice and have a properly prepared bail application, for if rejected you may not have a right to make another application. Depending on the facts of the alleged offences and your personal matters relevant to a bail application your lawyer may suggest you not making a bail application on the first appearance and may want time to get as many relevant matters addressed before making a bail application to the court.
Mandatory Interlock System - Driving Offences
Commencing from 1 February 2015 there were amendments made to the act which replaced the discretionary interlock program with a mandatory one and applies to all drink driving offences committed after 1 February 2015.
Under the new scheme those on the program will be expected to have a zero (0) blood alcohol level while driving (previously .02)
WHO IS CAUGHT UNDER THE SCHEME:
All High Range PCA,
Refuse or fail to provide breath analysis or fail to provide blood sample.
Any second or subsequent offence of Novice PCA, Special PCA, Low Range PCA, Mid Range PCA, and Drive Under the Influence ( DUI ).
Assault and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm
There are numerous potential criminal charges arising out of an act of violence perpetrated by one person on another the most common are:
Common Assault is governed by section 61 of the Crimes Act NSW.
In essence, any act that involves physical contact with another or a threat of physical violence if it places the person in fear of immediate physical harm can constitute the offence.
Suspended License NSW
- Demerit Points,
- Speed over 30 and 45,
- Habitual Offenders,
- Suspension by the police
- Disqualification by the Courts
Drive Manner/Speed Dangerous
Suspended License NSW
You will be charged for driving while suspended if it is found that you were driving a motor vehicle during the suspension period imposed by the RMS. But, it does not mean that you are automatically guilty of the offence. If you were not aware of your suspension by the RMS, then you may not be guilty of the offence.
The law will consider the defence of “honest and reasonable mistake of fact’. You need to establish that at the relevant time you were not aware of suspension. You should contact a lawyer at the earliest opportunity before going to court.
A holder of a licence can be declared an habitual offender if you are found guilty of 3 serious offences, within 5 years by the courts. A person will be disqualified from driving for 5 years unless a court rules otherwise. This will be in addition to any disqualification resulting from the third major offence.
Dangerous Driving Cause Death/Grievous Bodily Harm
Dangerous driving occasioning death is satisfied if the vehicle driven by the driver is involved in an impact occasioning the death of another and the driver was, at the time of the impact, driving the vehicle:
Prosecutors are generally well resourced and organised.
Prosecutors are generally well resourced and organised. Kalpage & Co. Solicitors are ready to take up challenges that come their way and are experienced enough to handle any criminal case. We have the ability to handle a diverse clientele.
Our main objective is to assist our clients in defending the charges that they face with skill, precision and most importantly an understanding of the stress that they are under.
The NSW police as well as other law enforcement agencies have significant resources and are proficient at collecting evidence that supports their prosecution case. This is the reason why you should enlist the services of an experienced criminal lawyer at the earliest opportunity to begin to formulate your defence.
Our main aim is to offer our clients top quality legal advice and also give them the personal attention they deserve.
Kalpage & Co. Solicitors are available for urgent bail applications that may also include weekend bail applications.
Great strategic advice, great attention to the psychology of the court, an
excellent outcome.Peter ASydney
Chris was ultra professional, obtained the best possible result for the right price, was available 24/7, and was totally supportive and transparent through the entire process. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough to anyone!Evan.P.Sydney
I had a somewhat serious traffic matter which Chris handled extremely well and resulted with me being able to keep my licence. He is very well versed in Traffic Law.Grant.SSydney