No. A police officer can stop and search your car and anyone in it, if they reasonably suspect that there is something in the vehicle such as: a weapon a dangerous drug stolen property tools to break into houses or cars something that you plan to use to hurt yourself or somebody else evidence that [...]
No. The police can enter and search your home without a warrant to: prevent domestic violence investigate traffic offences catch someone who has escaped from prison or from being arrested search for evidence if they reasonably suspect there is evidence that may otherwise be hidden or destroyed arrest someone reach a crime scene.
Yes. A police officer can search you but only if they reasonably suspect you may have: a weapon a dangerous drug stolen property tools to break into houses or cars something that you plan to use to hurt yourself or somebody else evidence that someone has committed an indictable offence (and this evidence may be [...]
If you have been asked by police to give an interview you should seek legal advice immediately. Anything that you do say to a police officer can be used in evidence against you. You may feel like you must talk to the police to cooperate but keep in mind “you have the right to remain [...]
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 [...]
The first court date is called the first mention and you will usually need to appear in the local Magistrates Court. The depositions clerk calls you and then calls ‘all rise’ as the magistrate enters and sits at the bench. The magistrate stands and reads out the charges against you. The magistrates asks you how [...]