There are sometimes compelling reasons why a person sentenced for a criminal offence in one state of Australia may seek to transfer to another jurisdiction,… Read More »What Happens if you are Sentenced in New South Wales but Reside in another Jurisdiction?
The Difference in the Process of Being Charged with a Criminal Offence in Queensland and New South Wales
Criminal behaviour has long since stopped being a local phenomenon. Particularly in the illegal drug trade, interstate movement of people who commit criminal acts is… Read More »The Difference in the Process of Being Charged with a Criminal Offence in Queensland and New South Wales
Media headlines in Queensland have been filled in recent times with criminal offences committed by juveniles, often resulting in terrible tragedies where innocent members of… Read More »What You Need to Know About the Spate of Youth Crime in Queensland
Murder investigations are among the most complex and sensitive cases that law enforcement agencies face. How investigations are conducted and how the information they unearth… Read More »The Significance of Methods Used by Police in Murder Investigations
What does it mean to commit the criminal offence of ‘receiving tainted property’? Tainted may be a slightly antiquated, unfashionable word but in Queensland, in… Read More »Understanding the Offence of Receiving Tainted Property
Ages of Consent and Criminal Liability in Queensland At a time when youth justice issues in Queensland feature daily in the news headlines, it’s timely… Read More »What are the Ages of Consent and Criminal Liability in Queensland
Queensland’s Labor government recently passed stricter laws to deal with repeat youth offenders after a series of high-profile criminal incidents, including the tragic death of… Read More »The Queensland Government’s Proposed Amendments to the Youth Justice System
Drug addiction destroys lives and for some people, can, unfortunately, lead to involvement in a crime. Even people with no criminal background who previously led… Read More »The Benefits of Residential Rehabilitation Centres/Programs for Bail/Sentencing
Drug use is a prevalent problem in modern society with serious and widespread consequences for individuals, health systems, emergency services, crime rates and a range… Read More »The Difference Between Commercial Use and Personal Possession of Dangerous Drugs
Queensland’s Parole Board has made headlines in the past year for a serious backlog in the processing of parole applications.
If You Receive a Show Cause Letter When Applying for a Weapons Licence While there are many reasons a person may need to own a… Read More »What Should You do if You Receive a Show Cause Letter When Applying for a Weapons Licence?
People are often unaware that if police enter a person’s residence with a search warrant, officers may seize items of that’s person’s property under certain… Read More »What You Need to Know About Seizure of Property by Police
Investigative Tools do Queensland Police Utilise There are many ways a police force investigate criminal offences. From basic questioning of suspects to surveillance operations, telephone… Read More »What Investigative Tools do Queensland Police Utilise?
At the outset, we should distinguish a committal from a mention or a trial. A committal is an important stage of the criminal law process… Read More »The Different Types of Committal Proceedings in Queensland
The Queensland Parole Board is facing possible legal action from those held in custody as a result of significant delays in deciding parole applications. In… Read More »Implications of the Chronic Delays in Processing Queensland Parole Applications
Most criminal matters and many civil ones are first heard in the Magistrates Court of Queensland. Where a person is unhappy with the decision they… Read More »What’s Involved in Section 222 Appeals?
A warrant is a written authority from a justice of the peace, magistrate or judge for the arrest of a named person. An arrest warrant… Read More »What To Do When Faced With an Arrest Warrant
Prisoners in Queensland who are released on parole serve out the remainder of the sentence in the community under a range of conditions. Queensland Corrective… Read More »What Steps are Involved in Applying for Parole
Thankfully Australia doesn’t have the same gun culture like the USA and one reason is that our licensing regimes around the ownership of weapons is… Read More »What You Need to Know About Recent Changes in Queensland Weapons Licensing
Australia’s state borders don’t mean that if you commit a crime in one state, you can escape the consequences by fleeing to another state. The… Read More »What to Do if a Warrant is Issued for My Arrest in Another State of Australia