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|

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|

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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