Possess knife in a public place – case note

In Queensland Police Service v Pitt [2021] QMC 4, Mr Pitt was charged with possess knife in a public place. The issue was whether the hunting knifes were physically possessed by the accused. If so did Mr Pitt have a reasonable excuse 48 hours later. Ultimately the Court found in favour of the accused. FACTS Police formed a suspicion that there may be drugs within the Defendant’s car. The driver and two passengers were detained for a search. Police located two knives in a sheath. They were in a position between the two seats in the cabin of the utility, in the area of the handbrake lever, and the centre console. […]