Disqualified Driving Sentence

Mollie Roper obtained an exceptional result for this mornings disqualified driving sentence.  Our client was charged with one count of disqualified driving and another count of disqualified driving … [Read more...]

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...]

New Traffic Laws and Increased Penalties for Cycle Offences.

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New Traffic Laws Introduce Cycling Reforms. Queensland has new traffic laws following the introductions of the Transport Legislation and Another Regulation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2014.  These … [Read more...]

Life imprisonment for so called “Coward Punches”

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The Government today outlined its new coward punch laws and other increased penalties under its draft ‘Safe Night Out Strategy.  In what seems to be a theme of the current government's legislative plat … [Read more...]

Attorney-General to appeal Cowan sentence

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The Attorney-General is to appeal the Cowan sentence imposed in the Brisbane Supreme Court.   Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has instructed the Director of Public P … [Read more...]

Corrupt Betting Offences to carry 10 year maximum

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Sports betting and corruption New laws targeting sports betting and corruption are set to be introduced into Queensland Parliament.  The laws are expected to mirror those of New South Wales, V … [Read more...]

Penalty Unit Costs Set For Automatic Increase.

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Penalties Units Set for Rise The Penalties and Sentences (Indexation) Amendment Act 2013 was passed on 5 March 2014.  This legislation allows for the annual indexing of penalty units under the State P … [Read more...]

Party Hosts face 3 years imprisonment for “out of control” parties

Out of Control Party Laws Organisers of out-of-control parties could face hefty fines or jail time under new out of control party laws to go before State Parliament this week. Under the out of … [Read more...]

QUEENSLAND IMPOUNDMENT PROCESS

Hooning Laws Hooning and other reckless driving offences can result in the impoundment or immobilisation of a motor vehicle for a period of  seven to 90 days under Queensland Hooning Laws.  For r … [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...]