Sharing Intimate Images without Consent

Queensland introduced new laws in February 2019 to deal with revenge porn situations and the growing use of technology-facilitated abuse that was not otherwise strictly covered by other offences.  The effect that legislation amendment is that two new offences were introduced into the Criminal Code – Distributing prohibited visual recordings and Threats to distribute intimate … Continue reading Sharing Intimate Images without Consent

Which Queensland Courts can hear Criminal Matters?

If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offence in Queensland, the proceedings will commence in the Magistrates Court in your district. Depending on the charge, it will then either be finalised in that court, or will be committed to the District or Supreme Court for finalisation. mAGISTRATES cOURT The Magistrate’s Court is … Continue reading Which Queensland Courts can hear Criminal Matters?

What is “Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle”?

Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Any person who operates, or in any way interferes with the operation of, a vehicle dangerously in any place is committing a misdemeanour under section 328A of the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld). The person commits a crime if any of the following circumstances of aggravation are alleged: The offender is … Continue reading What is “Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle”?

Obtaining a Domestic Violence Order

Applying for Domestic Violence Order (DVO) You are able to apply for a domestic violence order yourself, or you may get a police officer, lawyer or an authorised person such as a friend, relative or welfare worker to apply for you.  If you are the victim of domestic violence, you can contact the Queensland Police … Continue reading Obtaining a Domestic Violence Order

What is a “Public Nuisance”?

Public Nuisance A person commits a public nuisance offence if: The person behaves in:a disorderly way, oran offensive way, ora threatening way, ora violent way andthe person’s behaviour interferes, or is likely to interfere with the peaceful passage through, or enjoyment of, a public place by a member of the public. A person behaves in … Continue reading What is a “Public Nuisance”?