Clarity Law

South East Queensland most trusted criminal law firm

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  • Criminal Lawyers Gold Coast


    Thank you for considering engaging Clarity Law as a possible criminal law firm for your Gold Coast criminal charge. We have been representing clients in the Gold Coast courts since 2010.

    Engaging a criminal lawyer is a difficult decision, you need to be sure the criminal law firm you engage is both reputable and is good fit for you and that you have certainty of your legal costs and the criminal lawyer they assign to your case is experienced in the Gold Coast Courts.


    What Courts we appear in

    We appear in the following Magistrate and District courts in the Gold Coast region




    Our Local Offence

    Our office is located at;

    Corporate Centre One - Level 15, 2 Corporate Court, Bundall 4217

    Phone: 0756132683

     Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to covid we don’t accept walk in clients at the current time.


    Our Lawyers

    Everyone of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Gold Coast Courts every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges.

    Steven Brough

    Russell Tannock

    Lucy Ferguson

    Belinda Smyth – Office Manager

    Between our lawyers we have appeared in court many thousands of times representing clients with criminal charges.


    Our Experience

    Since 2010 we have been representing people through out the Gold Coast region who have been charged with a criminal offence and need a good criminal lawyer to represent them.

    Our client often come to us nervous, worried and needing answers. This is not a time for uncertainty over your future nor the costs you will pay.

    We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs.

    We are upfront with our fees, if you look at other law firms few, if any, clearly list how much they are going to charge you.  Clarity Law on the other hand are happy to list our prices as we are sure no other Gold Coast law firm can match our prices and experience. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our opinion.

    Our prices include;

    • full preparation for court including checking for defences and devising strategy to minimise penalty
    • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining criminal history and charge documents
    • drafting submissions for the court
    • advising you on how to obtain character references
    • all telephone calls, faxes emails and meetings with you
    • detailed information to you on the likely penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
    • appearing in the court with you to conduct your guilty plea

    To see what we will for a guilty plea for a criminal charge click here.  If you are wishing to plead not guilty or the charge is very serious we will provide a fixed price written quote.


    What areas of criminal law we undertake


    Drug Charges

    Drug Possession

    Fraud Charges


    Driving Offences

    Centrelink Fraud

    Bail applications

    Public order offences

    Sexual Offences

    Breaching DVO


    Weapons Charges

    Obstruct or Assault Police


    Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

    Just some reasons include;

    1. we know the Magistrates and what they want to hear to give you the best outcome for a criminal charge
    2. we have good relationships with the police prosecutors meaning we can often have them not seek a jail sentence
    3. we are there to help you through the process and make everything as stress free as possible, in most cases you will not have to say anything in court
    4. engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously
    5. your matter will be heard early, often first, you do not have to wait for 20-30 other matters to be heard before you
    6. you will be fully informed of what is to happen in court and what this means for you after court
    7. unlike the police or the magistrate, we are there to look after you, your privacy and your interests


    Links that may be of assistance

    Client Testimonials

    Link to our Blog


    List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

    Daily list of Matters in Gold Coast Courts

    List of Gold Coast Magistrates

    List of Court Calendars for Gold Coast Courts


    How to get in Contact with us if you need a Gold Coast Lawyer

    If you want to engage us or just need further information or advice then you can either;

    1. Use our contact form and we will contact you by email or phone at a time that suits you
    2. Call us on 1300 952 255 seven days a week, 7am to 8pm
    3. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    If I contacted you what would occur?

    If you contact us then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our office manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your charge, all at no cost.

    If you want to engage us then it’s easy, there is a form you can complete and email back or complete online. If you don’t want to engage us or want to engage another firm that’s fine, you won’t be hassled and at worst you will just have more information about your charge. Once engaged one of our lawyers will go through your matter and contact you to discuss what the best way forward is to achieve the best results. Every one of our lawyers are very experienced with thousands of courts appearances between them and they know the Gold Coast courts and the Magistrates and Judges.