Criminal Law

Innocent until proven guilty! Do not let your liberty be at jeopardy.

The primary piece of legislation the governs criminal law in Queensland is the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld). Even very minor offences are criminal offences. If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Queensland, you should speak to a lawyer as quickly as possible. The Magistrates Court will be the first stop to hear the matter. Depending on your situation, especially if the charge is more serious, you might be transferred to the District Court or the Supreme Court.

Stealing, Robbery & Burglary

Stealing, Robbery & Burglary

These are sometimes considered “Property Offences”. You will be charged with these offences if you infringe someone else’s right to their ownership of property.

Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences

The penalties which you will face greatly differs and depends largely on your circumstances. Please contact us if you require help in defending these charges.

Murder & Manslaughter

Murder & Manslaughter

You are facing severe consequences if you are charged with Murder or Manslaughter. Murder is the intentional cause of death, while Manslaughter is unlawful killing without intention.

Illegal Prostitution

Illegal Prostitution

Prostitution in Queensland is only legal if you have a brothel licence. It is illegal to carry out street prostitution or share a premises with another unlicensed sex worker.

Fraud & Dishonesty

Fraud & Dishonesty

This is not the same as stealing. It involves dishonesty in acquiring someone else’s property without permission, such as the misuse of another person’s credit card or fraud via fake identity.

Drugs & Traffic Offences

Drugs & Traffic Offences

We understand that it can be extremely stressful and difficult to face traffic or drug offences. You have the right to be defended. Please seek legal advice from our professional criminal lawyers. We are here to help.

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