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Police Questions

Generally, the police have the right to ask you questions, whether you are being arrested or not. In some situations you have the right to remain silent, Read More

Getting bail is more difficult in a Schedule 2 application

Schedule 2 of the Bail Act 1982 contains a list of serious offences. If you are arrested for allegedly committing a Schedule 2 serious offence whilst on bail for another serious offence, Read More

Applying for bail in Western Australia

When someone is arrested for an offence he or she has a general right in terms of Section 5 of the Bail Act 1982 to have bail considered as soon as is practicable. Read More

Possession of drugs with the intent to sell

Actual possession. It may be the case that the Police allege that a person has been found in physical possession of the alleged drugs, such as when they are in the pocket of a pair of trousers worn by the accused person Read More

Checking your Demerit Point balance

A driver with no committed offences starts on a zero balance. Certain driving offences carry demerit points. If you accumulated a certain number of demerit points in a three-year period, your licence will automatically be suspended. Read More

Guidelines for sentencing in dangerous driving offences

It is often difficult to understand how the Court will go about in deciding on an appropriate sentence in certain cases. Legislation isn’t always clear or specific in determining penalties. Read More

Drink driving and breathalyser tests

Drinking and driving can lead to very serious consequences in the law. Australia has very tough drink driving laws. Drinking and then driving, may be a decision that you regret for the rest of your life. Read More

Possession of illegal drugs is a serious criminal offence

If you are caught with illegal drugs in your possession, you might be breaking the law. Read More

GPS trackers bracelets to be used for domestic violence

Anyone charged with a serious domestic violence offence in Queensland will now have to prove why they should be granted bail and allowed back into the community before they face court. Read More

Special hardship order

A special hardship order is a court order that grants permission for you to drive under your Queensland licence, even though your normal driver licence was suspended. Read More

Alcohol Ignition Interlock program QLD

Part 3B of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 regulates the Queensland Alcohol Ignition Interlock program. The aim of the program is road safety by having zero tolerance for drinking and driving. Read More

Police drug diversion programs

The aim of the Diversion Program is not to decriminalise or legalise the possession or use of illicit drugs. The Police Drug Diversion Program(PDDP) provides offenders of ‘minor drug offences’ with the opportunity to attend a Drug Diversion Assessment Program (DDAP) instead of going through the usual criminal court process. Read More

Offensive behaviour and 0ffensive language is it a crime

The law states: “A person must not conduct himself or herself in an offensive manner in or near, or within view or hearing from, a public place or a school”. Read More

Life imprisonment for Robert Xie

In a trial that received heavy media coverage, Mr Robert Xie was found guilty of murdering five members of his family. He has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Read More

Assault in sport

Many people argue, “it is all part of the game”. They think they cannot be charged because it happened on the playing field. The reality is - you can be charged if you assault someone on the sport field. Read More

Causing your dog to attack someone can be a serious offence

A Wollongong man was arrested after his dogs allegedly attacked a man.Police allege that he also set the couple alight.It was said that the man confronted the couple, whilst they were walking through the neighborhood Read More

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