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Criminal Law News QLD

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. It is important to know which drugs are illegal and what the consequences may be if you are caught in possession of such drugs. What should you do when caught in possession? 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

Types of drivers license suspensionsdisqualifications

The holding of a Driver’s License is a Privilege and not a right. You are responsible for it and must know the current status of your license at all time i.e. whether it is current, suspended or expired. Read More

Type of penalties in QLD

Queensland has different penalties under its existing laws for an offender who is found guilty for violating the law. The court also is vested with discretion in some criminal cases to not record a conviction. Read More

Laws regulating sex with minors

While it is legal to have consensual sex with a child who has reached the age of 16 in QLD, some sex acts with minors violate the law Read More

Your rights when being questioned by Police

The police have the authority to stop you and ask questions. However, it is likewise your right not to answer considering that the information you give might be used against you in court. Read More

drive under the influence of drugs

It is dangerous and unlawful to drive under the influence of drugs (Methylamphetamine). Read More

QLD law allows lawyers to make sentencing submissions

The new law restores the ability of prosecutors and defence lawyers to suggest appropriate sentences for the sentencing judge’s consideration Read More

Medicinal cannabis QLD

The use of medicinal cannabis as an appropriate treatment in certain circumstances is currently being discussed in Queensland Read More

What Happens If I Have an Alcohol Ignition Interlock

An alcohol ignition interlock is a breath testing device that is installed to the vehicles ignition so that before it starts the driver would have to breathe into the device to see if he is alcohol free Read More

Charge with a criminal offence

A person who is arrested for a criminal offence is served with a warrant of arrest and taken to a watchhouse. There the defendant will be charged, photographed and fingerprinted Read More

Unlicensed driver crashed passenger killed

An unlicensed drunk driver has been charged over a crash that killed his passenger in southeast Queensland Read More

Drunk L plater crash caused electric blackout

A teenage learner driver who smashed his friend's car into a power pole while drink driving has faced court for the foolish incident. Read More

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