Driving with medical marijuana in your system

Can you drive with medicinal cannabis/marijuana in your system? The answer is both yes and no, and it depends on whether you have consumed cannabidiol (CBD) medication or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) medication and most importantly whether your ability to drive has been impaired. Medicinal cannabis or marijuana has been growing in popularity to treat many [...]

By |2023-10-26T14:11:09+10:00July 16th, 2022|Traffic Law|

Tough QLD domestic violence laws about to get tougher

High profile cases¹ of domestic violence have led the charge on Queensland's tough laws which are continuing to tighten. On the surface relationships may seem rosy but behind closed doors it can be quite the opposite. Back in 2005 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that physical assaults against women most commonly occur in [...]

By |2023-06-12T19:24:50+10:00July 14th, 2022|Criminal Law, Domestic Violence|

Are you eligible for a Special Hardship Order?

If your licence is suspended but you need to keep driving, such as for work, you may be eligible to apply for a special hardship order. A special hardship order is a court order that allows a driver with a suspended provisional or open licence to continue driving under restricted and specific conditions. Note: [...]

By |2023-06-12T19:25:24+10:00July 13th, 2022|Traffic Law|

What happens at court?

Going to court can be frightening. The problem for many people is that they are not familiar with what happens at court. There is a process to follow and the last thing anyone wants is to make a fool of themselves in front of a Magistrate or Judge. After all, what you choose to [...]

By |2023-06-12T19:26:37+10:00July 13th, 2022|Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Law|

Are you eligible for a work licence?

If you are found guilty of drink or drug driving you will be disqualified from driving for a certain period of time. The law states that you must be disqualified from driving for a minimum period of time before you can drive again. The Magistrate cannot overrule the minimum disqualification periods, however there are [...]

By |2023-06-12T19:25:52+10:00July 12th, 2022|Traffic Law|

Jail sentences on the rise

A recent research report has found that the amount of jail sentences has increased in Queensland over a 14 year period from 2005-2019. In some courts, an actual jail sentence has been the most common type of penalty with up to 36.2 % of cases resulting in the defendant going to jail. The Queensland [...]

By |2023-06-12T19:29:38+10:00July 12th, 2022|Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Law|

Will a conviction be recorded?

One of the biggest concerns for our clients is whether or not a conviction will be recorded on their criminal or traffic history. If a conviction is recorded it can have devastating consequences for your employment, travelling plans, rental, insurance and visas applications as well as other permits. The Law: Section 12, Penalties and [...]

By |2023-06-12T19:30:24+10:00July 11th, 2022|Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Law|
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