Driving Offences

It is a criminal offence for a person in Queensland to drive while a relevant drug is present in their blood or saliva. This offence is aggravated if they are caught while driving under the influence, and the minimum and maximum penalties will increase accordingly. Driving under the influence of drugs imposes a minimum disqualification period of 6 months, whereas, driving with the relevant drug present in your system imposes a minimum disqualification period of 1 month.

If you have been charged with a driving offence and are required to go to the Magistrates Court, consider obtaining legal advice. We will assess your case and advise you of the possible outcomes regarding the charge. It is important to ensure that you have been charged appropriately according to the facts.

Organise an initial consultation with our office today, call (07) 3188 5765.

Drug Charges

Any person who unlawfully has possession of a dangerous drug in Queensland is guilty of a crime. To prove guilt, the police must apply the facts to the appropriate section of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, and prove each of the elements beyond a reasonable doubt. To determine the maximum penalty imposed, the police will classify the drugs by determining the type of drug/s you had in your possession and the amount.

If you have been charged with possession or another drug related charged such as supply, trafficking, it is important to obtain legal advice. We will assess the charges which have been laid against you and give you an assessment on how best to proceed.

To organise a time to meet with a criminal lawyer, call our office on (07) 3188 5765.

Assault Charges

There are four types of assault that a person may be charged with, this is common assault, serious assault, assault occasioning bodily harm, and grievous bodily harm. In Queensland, any person who makes physical contact with another person, without that persons consent, may be charged with assault. However, in some cases, the physical contact need not occur, where a gesture or threatened use of force may constitute assault.

If you have been charged with assault, we recommend that you obtain an initial consultation with our office. We will assess the charge which has been laid against you and provide you with advice on how best to proceed. Our firm specialises in criminal law and are prepared to assist, represent, and case manage people who have been charged with assault.

Call our office on (07) 3188 5765 to arrange a meeting.

Theft & Burglary

A person who has been charged with burglary may be liable to 14 years imprisonment, an offence which may be easily increased to life imprisonment. A liability of life imprisonment is possible where the person committed the offence at night, used violence, was armed with a dangerous weapon, was in company with one or more people, or damaged the property.

There are a range of other factors which need to be considered with a burglary charge. If you have been charged with burglary, or an offence of a similar nature, we recommend that you talk to one of our lawyers so that we may examine the facts of your charge and provide you with an assessment.

To get started, call our office on (07) 3188 5765.

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.

Fraud or similar offences such as stealing as a clerk or servant are serious charges. 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.

Organise an initial consultation with our office today on (07) 3188 5765.

Murder & Manslaughter

What distinguishes murder from manslaughter is the element of intention. In the matter of Plomp v R, the fact that the wife’s corpse had washed up on the beach was not sufficient to establish intention. However, the evidence of an affair and the introduction of the husband’s new partner to the children days before the wife’s death suggested otherwise.

We will provide you with qualified legal advice, 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 (07) 3188 5765.

Domestic Violence

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.

Organise an initial consultation on (07) 3188 5765.

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.

Book an assessment regarding your criminal law charges today on (07) 3188 5765.

Weapons Charges

In Queensland it is illegal for a person to unlawfully possess a weapon. As such, a person found guilty of this offence may be liable to a maximum penalty of 13 years imprisonment under the Weapons Act 1990. However, this may vary depending on the quantity and category of weapons the person had in their possession.

If you have been charged with a weapons offence, we recommend that you speak to a lawyer who specialises in criminal law. We are able to provide you with a free case assessment and give you advice based on the charge and facts in relation to that charge.

To organise this case assessment, call our office on (07) 3188 5765 today.

Bail Application

When you are charged with a criminal offence in Queensland, you may apply for bail. Bail is an undertaking which a person signs, promising to appear in Court on the date written on that undertaking. It may be the case for more serious charges that conditions are imposed on the bail undertaking, such as reporting to the police.

If you have applied for bail in the Magistrates Court, but were unsuccessful, you may still get bail in the Supreme Court. If you, or someone you know, desires bail and have previously been refused bail or are wanting to apply for bail for the first time, talk to Brisbane Criminal Lawyers. Practicing exclusively in criminal law, we regularly do bail applications for our clients.

Talk to a criminal lawyer today on (07) 3188 5765.

Other Charges

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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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