Juvenile Offenders To Be Named and Shamed Under New Laws

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New criminal laws have been passed for juvenile offenders in Queensland with a substantial overhaul of the Qld Childrens Court process.  These changes are substantial in that they remove the … [Read more...]

Proposed toughening for Juvenile Justice.

Juvenile Justice Laws The Queensland Government is proposing a raft of changes to the Juvenile Justice Act when Parliament resumes on 11 February this year. Proposed Juvenile Justice … [Read more...]

BANNING ORDERS – WHAT ARE THEY AND CAN I DEFEND THEM?

BANNING ORDER

A banning order is a order that prohibits an offender, until a stated date, from doing or attempting to do any of the following: Entering or remaining in a stated licensed premises ; or a stated … [Read more...]

EVADING POLICE – MANDATORY FINES AND DISQUALIFICATION. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

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The Queensland Government in reaction to a number of police pursuits has imposed mandatory fines and disqualification periods for all offences of Evade Police.  While this may seem appropriate for … [Read more...]

SENTENCING CONSIDERATIONS

It is an important sentencing principle that parity exist in sentences imposed for like offences.  In a diverse state such a Queensland, with three levels of Courts; Magistrates, District and Supreme, … [Read more...]

TWO STRIKE LAW FOR SEX OFFENDERS

The Criminal Law (Two Strike Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill 2012 amends the Penalties And Sentences Act 1992 to insert a new major Tory sentencing regime of life imprisonment for certain repeat … [Read more...]