What is the Difference Between Unlicensed Driving and Disqualified Driving?

What Is Unlicensed Driving? In Queensland, it is an offence to operate and drive a motor vehicle on the road without having a valid drivers licence. There are a few types of situations in which a person can be charged with unlicensed drive, for example: Your licence had expired and you forgot to renew it … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Unlicensed Driving and Disqualified Driving?

Can Police Enter my Premises without a warrant?

In Queensland the general rule is that police are not allowed to enter your premises without a warrant.  However, there are exceptions which are discussed below. Entering your premises without a warrant Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 sets out the procedures that police must follow to enter a premises without a warrant. Police may … Continue reading Can Police Enter my Premises without a warrant?

Will I be granted bail if I am charged with an offence?

If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Queensland, the police in most cases will issue you a notice to appear to start proceedings.  Depending on the seriousness of the charges and your prior criminal history, you may be arrested and held in police custody.  A police officer will decide whether they will … Continue reading Will I be granted bail if I am charged with an offence?

What is Grievous Bodily Harm?

Grievous bodily harm The offence of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) is a crime pursuant to section 320 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld).  It is an assault where the injury caused amounts to ‘grievous bodily harm’. Grievous bodily harm is defined in section 1 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) as: The loss … Continue reading What is Grievous Bodily Harm?