Whether you will go to jail or not depends on a number of considerations i.e. the evidence against you, previous criminal/traffic history and seriousness of the offending etc.

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.

Further research has found that the rate of imprisonment in Queensland—the number of prisoners per head of population—has increased by 44 per cent between 2012 and 2018.

No matter what the charge is it is important that you seek legal advice before pleading guilty or not guilty in court as a potential jail sentence is not something to take lightly.