Criminal Defence

Gilshenan & Luton defend criminal charges across the entire range of offences – from straightforward matters such as minor assaults and drug possession cases, through to the most complex cases of homicide, financial crime, and large scale drug matters.

Articles - Criminal Defence

Police search warrants – your rights

Dealing with police search warrants - the do's and don'ts

Under Queensland law, the police can execute a search warrant upon private premises in circumstances where they have reasonable grounds to suspect that they will locate evidence of a criminal offence.
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Character references for court

Character references in criminal proceedings

Providing your lawyer and the court with evidence of your otherwise good character can be crucial in criminal law sentencing proceedings. Significant weight can be placed on a character reference for court when determining the appropriate penalty to be imposed.
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What happens at a restorative justice conference?

Restorative justice conferencing (previously called justice mediation)

During criminal law proceedings, a restorative justice conference may be deemed appropriate, in order to provide the complainant an opportunity to tell their story and the defendant an opportunity to take responsibility for their actions.
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Revenge porn laws Queensland

Revenge porn

The community is increasingly confronted with situations involving the creation and distribution of sexually-explicit content. In recognition of this, Queensland has now implemented legislative reform to combat the ever-growing problem commonly known as ‘revenge porn’.
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