Mobile Phone Detection Cameras to start targeting Sydney drivers by the end of the year.
Conditsis Lawyers Director, Mr. Michal Mantaj at the Inquiry Into Road Transport Amendment (Mobile Phone Detection) Bill 2019 said at The Parliament House: “If I’m holding this glass while driving and my picture is taken, the law says, by force of law, this is a mobile phone, unless I can prove otherwise”.
Michal Mantaj is a Trial Advocate, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and Director at Conditsis Lawyers.
Mobile phone detection cameras started targeting phone use across NSW on December 1st 2019. The system uses artificial intelligence to automatically review images and detect offending drivers.
“The problem with these cameras is the in NSW is not so much the technology but rather, the law.” – Michal Mantaj
In 1997, the public’s national attention focused on the firm as a result of a successful verdict given in the highly publicized “Dean Waters Case”. The accused, Dean Waters, was one of three brothers who were all famous boxers in their own right and who were trained by their father, Ces Waters. Together they formed a “family dynasty in boxing”.
Dean Waters was originally charged with murder in 1988 but not committed for trial. He later came forward entirely of his own volition in 1996 to confess his guilt. Notwithstanding his confession, a psychiatric defense was run at trial in the Supreme Court and he was acquitted and walked out a free man!
This case attracted much media interest, including segments on 60 Minutes and A Current Affair.
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