What is the Drug Diversion Program in Queensland?

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?

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?