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Recent Court Results – 9 April 2018 - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

Recent Court Results – 9 April 2018

Brisbane District Court 9 April 2018 Russo Lawyers and an expert member of the criminal bar were very pleased to secure the release, today, of a person sentenced to jail by a Magistrate. Russo Lawyers prepared an urgent appeal, which an experienced Barrister argued before the District Court of Queensland, and which saw an unjustly harsh sentence reducedContinue Reading

Recent Court Results – 5 April 2018 - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

Recent Court Results – 5 April 2018

MENTAL HEALTH COURT Brisbane Magistrates Court 5 April 2018 A satisfying result for a client whose charges before the Magistrates Court are suspended under the Mental Health Act. Russo lawyers worked closely with the Public Guardian and not-for-profit service providers to obtain access to supported accommodation and therapeutic intervention in order to persuade a MagistrateContinue Reading

Domestic Violence Proceedings - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

Domestic Violence Proceedings

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) provides protection to those who have experienced domestic violence. What constitutes Domestic Violence can be very broad, and includes, but is not limited to, the following: Physical or sexual abuse; Emotional or psychological abuse; Economic abuse; Conduct that is threatening, coercive, dominating or controlling. It isContinue Reading

Bail Applications - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

Bail Applications

Our expert Brisbane Criminal Lawyers can put you in the best position for bail applications. The Bail Act 1980 (Qld) contains the relevant principles for applications for bail in Queensland.  The starting point for a person remanded in custody is that they are entitled to bail unless certain circumstances are present. The court will refuseContinue Reading

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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 determine the impact of Family Violence in respect of property settlement proceedings. Much to this,Continue Reading

Can you be charged for an offence that you did not commit? - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

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 offence. To be liable as a party, it is necessary for the prosecution to establishContinue Reading

Stealing s 391 - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

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 common intent is to permanently deprive the owner of the thing. An intention to permanently deprive may beContinue Reading

Have You Been Caught With Drugs In Your Possession? - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

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 the drugs in your actual possession. A key issue to consider is whether you areContinue Reading

Should I Participate in a Record of Interview or Answer Police Questions? - Russo Lawyers Brisbane Australia

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 for a person to state their name and address to police, you are not requiredContinue Reading

Can Police Search My Vehicle Without a Warrant? - Russo Lawyers

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 do something unlawful or is being used unlawfully. If Police pull you over, they mightContinue Reading

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