Industrial Manslaughter Offence Introduced to Queensland

Drink Driving Offence

On 12 October 2017, the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Grace Grace, announced the introduction of "Tough new industrial manslaughter laws" in Queensland.  With maximum penalties o … [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...]

Qld set to overturn Barbaro & Zirilli v The Queen [2014]

Statue of justice

Barbaro & Zirilli is a 2014 High Court Decision which effectively brought to an end the practice of Prosecutors providing the Court with an appropriate sentencing range.  Until 2014 it was usual … [Read more...]

IMPRISONMENT NOT A SENTENCE OF LAST RESORT

Jail

Sentencing procedure has been significantly amended with the introduction of the  Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.  The act amends section 9 (Sentencing guidelines) by omitting … [Read more...]

Life imprisonment for so called “Coward Punches”

Qld criminal Laws

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...]

Drink Driving – Go Straight to Jail, Do Not Pass Go.

Gold Coast traffic lawyers

Gold Coast Drink Driving Lawyers Most Queensland motorists understand that if they are caught drinking and driving, they will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver’s licence f … [Read more...]

New Law Grants Qld’s Attorney General Power of Indefinite Detention.

Indefinite Detention

The Public Interest Declarations Act amending the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act represents a significant change to the way the law is applied in Queensland and throughout Australia. We … [Read more...]

Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill

Criminal motorcycle gang members will face mandatory jail terms of up to 25 years as part of a range of new and increased penalties to be introduced in Parliament by the Newman Government t … [Read more...]

Super jail’ for criminal bikie gangs

A special ultra-secure facility at Woodford Correctional Centre will house the highest risk members of criminal motorcycle gangs. In prison, criminal motorcycle gang members will face: … [Read more...]

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

Police Charges

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...]