Category: Criminal Law
Coercive control law changes in Queensland
There has been a growing recognition of the need to expand the legal framework for domestic violence beyond physical violence to include the complex dynamics of power and coercive control. The introduction of new legislation in Queensland to criminalise coercive control, is a step forward in addressing domestic violence.
Carefully considered criminal defence strategy delivers just result for Sydney bus driver
A carefully crafted defence strategy has resulted in the dropping of one serious traffic-related charge and no prison time for the remaining charge.
How to prepare for a sentencing hearing in Queensland
Your comprehensive guide to preparing for a criminal law sentencing hearing in Queensland.
Provisional driver’s licence restrictions in Queensland
How do the red and green P plates restrict you in Queensland? As a new driver, it is imperative that you are aware of the numerous restrictions that will apply when you have your provisional licence.
Health practitioners’ obligations to notify AHPRA of criminal charges
In most cases, health practitioners are required to inform AHPRA if they have been “charged” with a criminal offence, whether or not they are convicted.
Queensland Government cracks down on drink driving
On 10 September 2021, a range of new drink driving laws came into effect in Queensland. In this blog, we explore the significant changes related to the interlock program and compulsory drink driving education.
No conviction recorded – options for keeping your criminal record clean
One of the most common enquiries that we receive from clients who have been charged with a criminal offence is whether they will have a criminal record at the conclusion of the proceeding.
Criminal charges in Queensland; what happens at my first court date?
If you choose not to seek legal advice (strongly recommended) regarding your criminal charges, this article is designed to give you an outline of what to expect during the initial court process.
A police officer gave me a Notice to Appear. What does that mean?
If a police officer has given you a "Notice to Appear" it means you have been charged with a criminal offence and you need to attend court to answer to it.
Computer hacking and misuse in Queensland
What most people don’t realise is that computer hacking and misuse can relate to conduct as simple as looking at files on their work allocated computers that they are not supposed to be looking at, even if they have ready access to the files. And it’s a crime in Queensland.