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?

Will my drug charges be finalised in the Magistrates, District or Supreme Court?

If you have been charged with an offence related to drugs in Queensland you will be required to attend the local Magistrates Court in the first instance.  There are some drug charges that can be determined in the Magistrates Court either on a plea of guilty or not guilty.  There are, however, some drug charges … Continue reading Will my drug charges be finalised in the Magistrates, District or Supreme Court?