If you have been charged with a drug offence, it is important that you obtain advice from a criminal lawyer as each case is unique and requires a different approach. Depending on the type of drug, the quantity and the purpose for which it was possessed, the maximum penalties will vary significantly.
As an example, the penalty for trafficking in methyl amphetamine may require actual custody. While the penalty for possessing a recreational amount of cannabis might be a referral to drug diversion. To assess maximum liabilities and whether the charges can be defended, organise a case appraisal.
There are a range of driving offences which can result in the loss of your licence for a considerable period of time. The most common offences which yield a period of disqualification include driving while under the influence or drugs.
These charges are usually case managed and may also be negotiated to reduce the period of disqualification that would otherwise be imposed. We recommend seeking legal assistance if you have a driving offence before the court to seek the best available outcome.
A person’s actions may be reasonable, particularly where that person has found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. When this happens, you may not be criminally responsible if you are able to show that your actions are justified by law.
If you have been charged with assault, we understand that there will be two sides to the story. It may be the case that self-defence, provocation and defence against trespassers applies. To understand your liability in respect of the charge and if a defence applies, organise a case appraisal.
Fraud & Dishonesty
Fraud is where a person uses dishonest means to obtain property or a benefit of some kind from someone else. A person who has been charged with fraud may be liable to a maximum of 5 years imprisonment. However, if the person charged with fraud was an employee at the time of the offence, or received more than $30,000 as a result of the fraud, they may then be liable to 14 years imprisonment. If you have been charged with a fraud or dishonesty offence, we are able to offer you an initial consultation to assess your matter and provide you with advice.
Murder & Manslaughter
If you or someone you know has been charged with murder or manslaughter, it is important that qualified legal advice is obtained, allowing you the opportunity to understand your options and the most appropriate way forward in your circumstances.
A charge of murder may necessitate a prison visit consultation as bail is usually refused, whereas a charge of manslaughter may or may not result in bail refusal. To organise a prison visit, a consultation at our office, or apply for an urgent bail application, call our Criminal Lawyers in Brisbane on 1800 200 357.
Queensland’s Domestic Violence legislation makes it easy for someone to be charged with an offence against their partner or a member of their family. If you have been found guilty of a domestic violence offence, such a conviction can mean the loss of employment or worse, a term of imprisonment.
We are able to assist you in a way which mitigates the disruption to your life this charge can cause. It may be the case that such a charge prevents you from speaking with your spouse, partner, or other family member. If you are looking for help to try and resolve this matter as quickly and efficiently as possible, talk to Brisbane Criminal Lawyers today to organise a fixed-fee case assessment.
Sex Crime Offences
Sex crimes is an umbrella term which refers to all types of sex-related offences, for example, sexual assault, rape, up-skirting, and possession of explicit material. Challenging the evidence with regard to these charges has become tenuous in more recent years. As such, if you have been charged with a sex related offence, you should speak to a lawyer to advise you on how best to proceed.
Having effectively represented people charged with sex crime offences, Brisbane Criminal Lawyers is equipped to assess and challenge the charges laid against you. If you are after advice concerning the charge against you, organise an initial consultation with our office today.
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If you have been charged under Criminal Code Act 1899, Summary Offences Act 2005, Weapons Act 1990, Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, Drugs Misuse Act 1986, please call us to find out more, or to book an initial consultation.
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