Can the Police Suspend my Driver’s Licence before I go to Court?

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?

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?

Do I have to answer questions by a police officer or provide any information?

Right to Silence A fundamental common law right that is protected in Australia is your right to remain silent. This right is then enshrined at a state level in Queensland in section 397 of the Police Powers and Responsibility Act 2000 (Qld) (‘PPRA’). Section 397 of the PPRA states that a person has the right … Continue reading Do I have to answer questions by a police officer or provide any information?