HVNR releases law guide


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released a guide to aide legal practitioners.

HVNR releases law guide
The NHVR Prosecutions Unit is anticipated to have over 3,500 matters in courts across the country.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released its Judicial Guide 2022 to assist judicial officers and legal practitioners with their understanding of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

The NHVR Prosecutions Unit is anticipated to have over 3,500 matters in courts across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and the ACT, and the guide will serve as a resource as these matter are dealt with.

NHVR director of prosecutions Belinda Hughes says the updated guide is an important resource for legal practitioners who may be unfamiliar with the HVNL.

"As the NHVR extends its prosecution services into NSW, it is important the courts and lawyers understand the law the NHVR is responsible for prosecuting," she says.

"The HVNL can be really complex for those that are not familiar with it.

"The Judicial Guide steps legal practitioners through components of the HVNL, such as primary duty offences, explanations on how each offence category is determined, the jurisdictional requirements for each state, defences available and sentencing principles."

The Heavy Vehicle National Law Judicial Guide can be viewed here.

 

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