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Court operations during COVID-19 in Queensland

COVID-19 and the operation of the criminal law courts in Queensland

The work of courts in Queensland has changed rapidly to adapt to the need to reduce physical contact and contain the spread of COVID-19. Physical attendance is being minimised through re-organising the court calendar and using technology to conduct court hearings remotely.
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What does the Queensland Home Confinement Direction specify?

COVID-19 and Home Confinement Direction Queensland

On 29 March 2020, the chief health officer issued the ‘home confinement direction’ – the most restrictive direction so far. So what does it involve?
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Coronavirus and appointments at Gilshenan & Luton

Continuing to provide the best criminal law services despite the COVID-19 challenge

As of COB 26 March 2020, in the interests of protecting the health of our clients and staff, our office will be working remotely.
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Fraud lawyers in Brisbane

What is fraud?

Fraud is the criminal offence of intentionally deceiving someone in order to gain an advantage or benefit (or to cause someone else a disadvantage or loss).
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Managing mental health during criminal law proceedings

Your mental health during criminal law proceedings

Your mental health will often suffer if you're charged with a criminal offence or if you’re involved in criminal law proceedings. Seeking professional assistance can be very beneficial. Ask us why and how.
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Can I get a Blue Card with a Criminal Record?

Can I get a blue card with a criminal record?

A blue card is the colloquial name for a ‘positive notice’ issued by Blue Card Services, which allows you to work with children. If you have a criminal record, your application for a blue card is not necessarily futile, but may be more complex.
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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders in Queensland

Peace and Good Behaviour Orders in Queensland

If a person is threatening someone else or their property, the threatened person may have a basis to ask the court to take action to protect them from the threatening behaviour. The threatened person can make an application for Peace and Good Behaviour Orders.
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What is perjury - definition and meaning

What is perjury?

Perjury is the criminal offence of deliberately providing false information under oath about an important matter in a legal hearing. In basic terms, it is the act of lying in court.
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How do I commence a private prosecution in Queensland?

Private prosecutions in Queensland

In Queensland, if you are a victim of a criminal offence, you can commence a private prosecution yourself rather than the state prosecuting. Find out how.
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How does criminal sentencing work in Queensland?

How does criminal sentencing work in Queensland?

If facing criminal proceedings, it’s important to be aware of how sentencing may work for your circumstances, if you plead guilty or if you are convicted.
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I’ve been charged with possession of a dangerous drugs

Charges for possession of dangerous drugs

In Queensland, it is a criminal offence to unlawfully possess a dangerous drug. Penalties can range from good behaviour bonds and probation through to imprisonment.
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How do I apply to remove a licence disqualification?

Application to remove driver’s licence disqualification

If your driver's licence is disqualified for more than two years, then after you have served a minimum of two years of the disqualification period, you can apply to the court to remove the disqualification.
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