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?

Increased Fines for Driving Offences as of 1 July 2022

As of 1 February 2020, the penalties for mobile phone offences became significantly stricter in Queensland. And now, as of 1 July 2022, the Queensland Government are toughening the penalties for driving offences such as speeding, driving without a seatbelt and running red lights. Fines for driving without a seatbelt have nearly doubled in fines. … Continue reading Increased Fines for Driving Offences as of 1 July 2022

Double Demerit Points – When do they Apply?

Double Demerit Points It is a common misconception that all offences during holiday periods will attract double demerit points. In Queensland, double demerit points apply at any time of the year for repeat offenders for certain types of offences.  They do not apply only for holidays periods. If you repeatedly commit a specific type of … Continue reading Double Demerit Points – When do they Apply?

Demerit Points – How does it work in Queensland?

Demerit Points System Any person who commits a traffic offence in Australia, faces the risk of demerit points being applied and recorded on your traffic history. In Queensland, drivers do not lose points if we commit a traffic offence. As an alternative, drivers start with zero points, and whenever an individual commits a traffic offence, … Continue reading Demerit Points – How does it work 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?