The issue of mandatory penalties is a controversial one in the law. Many judges and legal commentators criticise the inclusion of mandatory penalties in sentencing… Read More »When Do Mandatory Penalties for Certain Offences Apply in Queensland?
Disqualifying a driver is one of the harshest penalties a court can impose for certain traffic offences in Queensland. When your driver’s licence is disqualified,… Read More »What You Need to Know About Licence Disqualifications for Driving Offences in QLD
The spread of terrorism throughout the world in recent decades has resulted in a substantial increase in the powers of government authorities to detain and… Read More »What Powers do Authorities Have to Search Stored Communication Devices in Queensland?
It’s no revelation that having anything to do with illegal drugs can lead to severe criminal penalties if you’re caught, but what many people may… Read More »What to Know about Schedule 1 Drugs vs Schedule 2 Drugs
The impact of COVID-19 on Bail Applications in Queensland has been significant. In this podcast, Daniel Hannay gives you a rundown on the current state… Read More »What You Need to Know About Bail Applications Now
Sadly, a certainty in modern society is that there are always dishonest people willing to take advantage of those who are either gullible, greedy, or… Read More »What You Need to Know About Fraudulent Ponzi Schemes and Boiler Room Scams
All areas of the Australian community have been heavily impacted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. From school closures to the shutting down of… Read More »The Effects of COVID-19 on Court Proceedings
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of society for the foreseeable future, including how courts treat applications for bail or variation of bail conditions.… Read More »How Has Covid-19 Affected Bail Applications in Queensland
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) was formed by the Queensland government in 2016 to oversee and enforce standards of integrity in the sports of… Read More »What You Need to Know About the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Magistrates Courts across Queensland are open and hearing cases. This Practice Direction positions the Court to respond to the evolving situation. Arrangements are being put… Read More »Despite COVID-19 Queensland Magistrates Courts Are Operating
In the past couple of decades several government agencies – particularly those formed to fight organised crime – have gained important coercive powers as part… Read More »What You Need to Know About Coercive Hearings
Search warrants often form the evidentiary basis of criminal charges, yet criminal lawyers can often overlook scrutinising those warrants to ensure they were lawful. Hannay… Read More »Hannay Lawyers Get Charges Thrown Out for Dodgy Search Warrant
While most of us have no doubt seen police brandishing search warrants to enter someone’s home in cop shows, it’s doubtful many of us are… Read More »What to do During a Search Warrant Execution