If you have been charged with certain driving offences that involve alcohol or drugs, the police do have power to immediately suspend your drivers licence. They are required to give you a notice about the suspension of your licence as soon as practicable after you have been charged. Usually, this will occur at the time … Continue reading Can the Police Suspend my Driver’s Licence before I go to Court?
The Illicit Drug Diversion Program is a system that seeks to address a defendant’s drug use whilst in the early stages and reduce any further drug-related offending. Anyone who pleads guilty to an eligible drug charge in a Magistrates Court or Children’s Court may be directed to attend and complete a drug and education assessment … Continue reading What is the Drug Diversion Program in Queensland?
In Queensland, juries have the role in determining the outcome of a case of both civil and criminal trials. In a criminal trial, there are 12 jurors. Jurors are selected at random through a computer from the electoral roll, and potential jurors are sent a letter with a questionnaire that determines whether they are eligible … Continue reading What is the Process of Jury Duty?
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
Formerly known as Justice Medication, adult restorative justice conferencing is a facilitated meeting between an offender and the victim of their crime that can allow matters to be diverted from the court and reach a solution that is more favourable to all parties involved. What is Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing? Adult restorative justice conferencing allows … Continue reading Is Mediation an option instead of going to court?