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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN YOURE ARRESTED
Published on 27.08.2015 by Peter Russo

If you or someone you love is arrested, the situation will be confusing and distressing. It’s difficult to make the right choices with these intensified emotions. In addition, the average person is not well versed in law, which can lead…

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BREACH OF PAROLE INFORMATION
Published on by Peter Russo

BREACH OF PAROLE INFORMATION This information has been prepared to assist persons who have been currently granted parole.  All information is of a general nature only and is no substitute for specific legal advice related to your situation. If you…

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LEARNERS TEST IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY
Published on by Peter Russo

If you have a disability you may be entitled to sit your Queensland written Learners Test under special conditions. A Queensland Transport staff member can be made available to read you the test questions aloud.  To access this service, you…

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COSTS AFTER ACQUITTAL OF OFFENCE UNDER THE DRUGS MISUSE ACT IN MAGISTRATES COURTS
Published on by Peter Russo

GENERALLY NO COSTS AVAILABLE UNDER DRUGS MISUSE ACT Section 127 of the Drugs Misuse Act  provides that no costs shall be awarded with respect to any proceedings arising out of a charge of having committed an offence defined in the…

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BUYING A SECOND HAND CAR
Published on by Peter Russo

BEWARE OF PRIVATE PURCHASES OF MOTOR VEHICLES COMMON PITFALLS If a vehicle turns out to be stolen and there is a contest between the true owner and you as the buyer, section 694 Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld)…

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DIVISION OF EVIDENCE ACT
Published on by Peter Russo

Russo Lawyers has recently researched sections of the Evidence Act relating to child witnesses and provides the following interpretation. In 2004 the Queensland Parliament introduced legislation regarding the giving of evidence by children in our Courts. The legislation refers to…

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COURT ORDERED PAROLE
Published on by Peter Russo

On 28 August 2006 the Corrective Services Act 2006 and amendments to the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 introduced court-ordered parole for non-violent or non-sexual offenders sentenced to three years or less. The legislation requires the court to set a…

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PRIVATE PROSECUTION OF THE OFFENCE OF STALKING THE PROCESS EXPLAINED
Published on by Peter Russo

Private prosecution of stalking can be commenced either in the Magistrates Court or the Supreme Court. Private prosecution in the Magistrate’s Court can be commenced by a complaint and summons or complaint and warrant. Special procedures in Part 5 Division…

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LEGAL PROSTITUTION IN QUEENSLAND
Published on by Peter Russo

Douglas Wilson BA LL.B (Hons) Barrister at Law This information sheet addresses legal prostitution in Queensland generally and what advertising can be undertaken by prostitutes practising as sole practitioners in Queensland. Prostitution generally Whilst engaging in prostitution is not in…

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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT DEMERIT POINTS
Published on by Peter Russo

Demerit points schedule for traffic offences in Queensland Click Here to Read full information

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TRANSPORT OPERATIONS ROAD USE MANAGEMENT ACT
Published on by Peter Russo

On 6 August 2010, alcohol interlock law came into effect in Queensland under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. Alcohol Interlock: An Alcohol ignition interlock is a device, when fitted to a vehicle, prevents the vehicle from starting…

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What 3 Infamous Drink Driving Incidents Teach Us About Traffic Offences
Published on by Peter Russo

When you hear about a drink driving accident, it’s easy to condemn the people involved. It can prove much harder to hold yourself to that standard when you’ve had a few drinks and have somewhere to be. Studying publicised incidents…

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