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What is considered ‘psychological abuse’ in Australian law?

If you’ve been accused or been formally charged with domestic violence, it’s important to understand what rises to the definition of psychological abuse so you and your solicitor can mount an informed and successful defence.

What you need to know about police interviews

If you’re a suspect, are the subject of an ongoing investigation or have been formally charged, keep the following things in mind when police request to talk with you on the record.

Murder vs. manslaughter: The distinctions and what to do if you’re charged

In Australia, murder and manslaughter have very specific meanings, which largely revolve around intentionality.

The consequences of speeding in Brisbane

Meta Description: The consequences for speeding in Queensland can vary from a relatively minor fine to licence suspension. If you are charged with a speeding offence, Russo Lawyers can assist you. Speeding tends to be treated as a relatively innocuous crime — until it is not. Going too fast on the roads can result inContinue Reading

Charges, Penalties and Sentencing for Property Offences

If you or your loved one have been charged under the wide array of laws that are considered property offences, you may have questions. How serious are these charges? What are the potential penalties? What are your options? The answer will vary widely depending on the variety and severity of the charges. An experienced teamContinue Reading

When drug use breaks the law

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5 reason to hire a criminal defence solicitor

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defence solicitor to handle your case.

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.

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