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Choking, Strangulation and Suffocation in a Domestic Setting

As of May 5, 2016, it is an offence in Queensland to choke, strangle or suffocate a person in a domestic setting. This comes at the recommendation of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland. The purpose of such an offence is to prevent what has been referred to as the ‘lastContinue Reading

What to look for in a criminal defence solicitor 

If you are accused of a crime, you have many legal options in Australia. A competent criminal solicitor can help ensure that you make the right decisions moving forward.

Why do criminal defence lawyers defend the guilty?

It’s a reasonable question to ask and it deserves a thoughtful answer. Here are a few of the reasons why we do what we do and why it’s so important to the rule of law.

What is the procedure for bail application?

For the most part, bail is available for criminal cases. But the processes and procedures of actually obtaining bail – which enables you to avoid or leave jail in exchange for returning to court to face charges – can vary considerably. Bail can come from the police or court Generally, bail is granted by the police orContinue Reading

Plea Bargaining in Queensland – What is it?

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What you need to know about hunting on private property

Where can you hunt? Private property, whether it is your own or another person’s, is the only place you can legally hunt. If you wish to hunt on private land that is not your own, you must seek and obtain the permission of the landowner first. If you do not seek the permission of theContinue Reading

Why may bail be refused?

As many variables are taken into account in bail requests, there are nearly as many that pertain to why it may be denied or be directed to a different judge or court. Here are a few of them.

What is the sentence for common assault in Queensland?

If you’ve recently been accused of assault, you’ve likely heard several legal terms and wondered what they meant and how they applied to your situation.

Is an Indecent Act a form of Sexual Assault?

If you’ve been recently accused of indecent assault and believe that the charges are meritless, you may want to consider your legal options.

What to do if you’re caught shoplifting

Are you concerned about being caught shoplifting in Brisbane? It can be an intense experience, and you would likely experience a great deal of fear, shame, and humiliation. This can mean making mistakes which could cost you dearly when it comes to your future.

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