Appealing a Court Decision

If you have been found guilty after trial and consider there was an error made during the trial, or if you have been sentenced and consider the sentence imposed was too harsh you have the option to appeal those decisions. It is recommended that you seek legal advice as soon as possible if you are … Continue reading Appealing a Court Decision

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‚Äôs Court is … Continue reading Which Queensland Courts can hear Criminal Matters?

Will I have a criminal conviction recorded?

Recording a conviction For an adult that appears before the court and pleads guilty to an offence, unless they are sentenced to imprisonment, the Presiding Judicial Officer has discretion as to whether a conviction is recorded or not. The factors the Court must have regard to when determining whether to record a conviction are contained … Continue reading Will I have a criminal conviction recorded?