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Impact of Domestic and Family Violence in Property Proceedings in the Family Court

Impact of Domestic and Family Violence in Property Proceedings in the Family Court Given the increasing nature and concern for domestic and family violence, there has become a progressively problematic approach as to how the Family Court is best to…

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Can you be charged for an offence that you did not commit?

*** Can you be charged for an offence that you did not commit? Criminal Code – Section 7 and Section 8 *** People are often charged as a party to an offence for being present when another person commits the…

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Stealing s 391

Stealing s 391

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Stealing s 391 A person will be guilty of stealing if they fraudulently take or convert anything capable of being stolen.  It must be proven that one of the fraudulent intents under s 391 existed at the time.  The most…

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Have You Been Caught With Drugs In Your Possession?

**Possession of Dangerous Drugs – Drugs Misuse Act Section 9** A key issue when charged with possessing dangerous drugs is to determine whether or not you were actually in ‘possession’ of the drug. To be convicted you need not have…

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Should I Participate in a Record of Interview or Answer Police Questions?

Should I Participate in a Record of Interview or Answer Police Questions? People often believe that if spoken with by police they have to answer questions asked of them. That is not the case. Whilst there is often a requirement…

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Can Police Search My Vehicle Without a Warrant?

Can Police Search My Vehicle Without a Warrant? It is a common misconception that Police require a warrant before searching your vehicle – this is incorrect. Queensland Police simply need to ‘reasonably suspect’ that the vehicle is being used to…

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