There are many ways a police force investigate criminal offences. From basic questioning of suspects to surveillance operations, telephone intercepts, digital tracking, profiling and many… 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
In August 2017 Queensland enacted a ‘No Body, No Parole’ law that means the Parole Board Queensland must not grant parole to a prisoner unless… Read More »How does Queensland’s ‘No Body, No Parole’ Law Work?
What You Need to Know About the Offence of Receiving/Possessing Tainted Property (Proceeds of Crime)
Many people in Queensland are likely unaware of the detail involved in the offence of ‘receiving/possessing tainted property’ but it’s well worth knowing because it’s… Read More »What You Need to Know About the Offence of Receiving/Possessing Tainted Property (Proceeds of Crime)
In Queensland the most common situations where a warrant is issued to return a person to prison occur when that person fails to pay a… Read More »What You Need to Know About Return-to-Prison Warrants
While the jurisdiction of the different courts in Queensland is probably only an interesting topic to lawyers, when it comes to drug offences which court… Read More »Which Court Will I Appear in When Charged with Certain Drug Offences
When you come before a court on a criminal matter, there are a range of sentences the court can impose, many of which are designed… Read More »What Happens if I Breach a Court Order?
It’s with great pleasure that Hannay Lawyers have announced their sponsorship of Boxer, Tim Tszyu in his plight to become a World Titleholder. “Hannay Lawyers”… Read More »Hannay Lawyers Major Sponsor of Tim Tszyu
Australian courts have frequently recognised the impact of recording a conviction for a person found guilty of an offence. In some circumstances it’s acknowledgeded that… Read More »When Will No Conviction Be Recorded for Commonwealth Offences?
A key requirement for a person to be admitted as a practising lawyer is that they are a ‘fit and proper’ person. Lawyers are expected… Read More »What are the Consequences for a Lawyer Convicted of a Criminal Offence?