State Wide Review of Restricted (Work) Licences

drink driving

Restricted licences, are commonly referred to as work licences.  They permit a convicted drink driver to drive for work purposes.  The licence holder is subjected to a series of conditions regulating t … [Read more...]

It’s just a drink driving offence, I can’t go to jail. Can I?

Drink Driving Offence

Most motorists pleading guilty to their first drink driving charge will receive a fine and a loss of their licence.  It is however open for the Magistrate to impose an actual period of imprisonment, es … [Read more...]

Blood Alcohol Concentration limits in Queensland

Drink Driving Offence

Queensland police have the power to intercept motorists for "random breath tests".  They are looking to determine the quantity of alcohol in your breath or blood.  The reading is expressed as a p … [Read more...]

Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017

Domestic violence bail

On Valentines Day 2017, the Opposition Leader, Tim Nicholls introduced the Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill will see a massive … [Read more...]

Electronic Tracking for alleged Queensland DVO offenders

Following the January 30 death of Teresa Bradshaw, there is a call for bail conditions to include the wearing of a tracking device by alleged domestic violence offenders.  Ms Bradford was killed by he … [Read more...]

Gatenby Criminal Lawyers – Gold Coast Criminal Law Receptionist

Gold Coast Criminal Law Reception

Full time receptionist position filled. We are pleased to announce that the new receptionist position at our busy, Gold Coast Criminal Law Office, has now been filled. Thank you to all the … [Read more...]

Recording Private Conversations – Is it lawful?

private conversations

The Moreton Bay Council recently announced that they have rolled out 330 CCTV cameras that have the capacity to record private conversations. In 2013 the then Queensland Transport Minister sought to … [Read more...]

What to consider when contesting a Domestic Violence Application

Domestic Violence

Contesting a Domestic Violence Application under Queensland's Domestic Violence legislation can be a daunting.  You should carefully consider the Application before you decide how to respond to it.  W … [Read more...]



THE FIRM We are an established and sought after boutique criminal law firm. We have offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  We pride ourselves on the confidential nature of our services and have a d … [Read more...]

Christmas Criminal Lawyer Hours – Brisbane, Gold Coast and Coomera

Christmas Closure

Christmas Closure 2016 Our Gold Coast and Brisbane Offices will be closed from Christmas Eve and re-open on Monday, 9 January 2017.  You can contact our reception every day except, public holidays … [Read more...]