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Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm

 

Assault occasioning bodily is a serious offence to be charged with in Queensland. This page is designed to provide information to people who are charged with assault occasioning bodily harm or just need more information about the charge and what the court process is and what the penalties may be.

A charge of assault occasioning bodily harm requires an experienced criminal lawyer to get the best result, never go to court without a lawyer with this charge.

 

What is Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm?

The criminal code is the legislation in Queensland that covers the charge of assault occasioning bodily harm. It provides at section 339 that;

Any person who unlawfully assaults another and thereby does the other person bodily harm is guilty of a crime

The definition of an assault is where a person strikes, touches, moves, or otherwise applies force of any kind to another person, directly or indirectly, without the other person’s consent or threatens to apply force of any kind to another provided that the person making the attempt or threat has the ability to carry it out.

Bodily harm means any injury that interferes with the complainant’s health or comfort. As you can see even a fairly minor injury could meet the definition of bodily harm.

 

How do the police usually investigate this charge?

The police are usually called to investigate after receiving a complaint from the victim or a witness. Generally the police will take a statement of the victim and any other person that witnessed the assault. They will then seek out any CCTV or other footage. Finally they will seek out the alleged defendant and see if they will make a statement (if you are asked to give a statement always seek legal advice before agreeing).

 

What do the police or DPP need to prove?

To successfully prosecute the charge of assault occasioning bodily harm the police or Department of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”) must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that;

  • The assault took place;
  • The assault was unlawful; and
  • That the injury amounted to bodily harm.

 

What court hears the charge of assault occasioning bodily harm?

The charge of assault occasioning bodily harm can be heard in the Magistrates court only if the defendant agrees, if they do not agree the charge must be heard in the District Court. If the matter is determined in the Magistrates court then the police prosecution unit will be the prosecutor. If the matter is heard in the District court then the DPP will prosecute the matter.

 

What defences to assault occasioning bodily harm exist?

In Queensland a prosecutor must prove on the evidence that a person committed an offence. A person who is charged with a criminal offence may defend themselves by relying on a number of defences or combination thereof. We have a separate article on defences to an assault charge.

A number of defences may be available to an assault charge these include;

  • provocation
  • self defence
  • accident
  • duress
  • necessity

The defence most often raised for an assault occasioning bodily harm charge is self defence, self defence of another or provocation.

If successful, a defence may result in a charge being reduced to a lesser offence, the charges being withdrawn, or a person being acquitted (found not guilty) of the offence. The two most common defences used against assault charges are Provocation and Self Defence. While these are the most common, there are a number of other factors that can help build a possible defence.

 

Provocation

Under section 268 of the Criminal Code provocation provides a complete excuse with relation to an assault charge. This does not make the act lawful however it does absolve you of any criminal responsibility resulting from the assault.

Provocation is defined as “any wrongful act or insult of such a nature as to be likely, when done to an ordinary person…to deprive them of the power of self-control, and to induce to person to assault the person by whom the act is done”.

In order to prove provocation, there must be both a loss of self-control and provocative conduct from the person assaulted. Generally the response must be immediate or in the heat of the moment. The burden is on the accused to bring sufficient evidence to satisfy the court of provocation.

Provocation is not a defence when charged with Grieves Bodily Harm or Wounding.

 

Self Defence

Unprovoked Assault

Under section 271 of the Criminal Code an individual can use as much force as is reasonably necessary to defend themselves against an unprovoked assault. The force used must be proportionate to the perceived threat. This means that the use of force must be less than or equivalent to the force of the assault.

 

Provoked Assault

Under section 272 of the Criminal Code if a person assaults someone or provokes an assault that person may then use reasonable force to protect themselves if the other person responded with such violence that the person who provoked it would reasonably fear they may suffer death or grievous bodily harm.

This defence is not open to a person who’s initial assault or provocation is done with the intent to kill or do grievous bodily harm or where they use force which could cause death of grievous bodily harm prior to it being necessary.

 

Acting in The Aid of Others

Under section 273 of the Criminal Code in any circumstance where self-defence may apply it is also lawful for a person outside of the initial altercation who is acting in good fail to use a similar degree of force for the purpose of defending another person.

 

Can this charge be withdrawn or reduced?

It is possible to negotiate with the prosecutor over the charges. This is known as case conferencing and usually occurs once the police prosecutors brief (known as the QP9) is provided to the defendant or their lawyer. The QP9 will set out what the police prosecutor intends to tell the court happened. This includes the details of the alleged assault, what injury the victim has suffered and any reason why the assault may have occurred.

Some examples of successful case conferencing we have achieved are;

  • An AOBH charge was withdrawn as our client was acting in their own self-defence after being confronted and threatened by the complainant in a pub.
  • Had the AOBH charge withdrawn as our client was protecting his partner after she was attacked by the complainant.
  • Convinced the prosecutor to reduce the charge to common assault as we were able to show the injuries did not fit the definition of AOBH. Reducing the charge to common assault meant the client was punished with a fine only and no conviction was recorded.
  • Having the prosecutor withdraw the charge after we were able to show our client was provoked by a number of racial remarks were yelled at him over an extended period.
  • Being able to convince the prosecutor to withdraw the charge after convincing them that the complainant’s statement was unreliable and he was grossly intoxicated at the time of the offence.
  • Having the AOBH charge withdrawn by the prosecutor after we showed that the CCTV footage was unclear and that they could not be satisfied that it was our client that assaulted the complainant and that other person’s present could have inflicted the injury.

For more information on other case conferencing success stories for assault charge please click here.

 

What are the potential penalties if pleading guilty or being found guilty?

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 7 years imprisonment or 10 years if the assault took place in company with another person or if the defendant was armed or pretended to be armed with a weapon.

The court has a wide variety of penalties it can impose for a person pleading guilty to or found guilty of an assault charge, the type of penalty the court might impose depends on the charge, the circumstance of the offending, the person’s previous criminal history and the injuries suffered by the victim.  The types of penalties the court could impose includes;

  • Good behaviour bond
  • Fine
  • Community service
  • Parole
  • Jail sentence with immediate parole
  • Jail sentence wholly suspended
  • Intensive corrections order (ICO)
  • term of actual imprisonment

For a full explanation of the types of penalties for assault charge click here.

In practise the court would rarely impose a penalty less than a fine. In most cases the penalties range from a fine to actual imprisonment, of the 4,638 assault occasioning bodily harm charges heard in Queensland Magistrates court since October 2014 the results expressed as a percentage were;

 Good behaviour bond   

  3.6%

 Fine

26.3%

 Probation

19.1%

 Community Service

  6.3%

 ICO

  1.0%

 Prison (suspended)  

13.8%

 Prison (actual)

29.7%

As the statistics show in almost one third of cases a person is sentenced to a term of actual imprisonment.

 

Can Clarity Law help me?

Engaging Clarity Law gives you the best chance at obtaining avoiding a jail sentence or not having a conviction recorded. We appear every week in the courts with people charged with assault, it is this experience that allows us to get the best result for clients.  Other law firms simply don’t have the experience that we do.

  1. we know the judges and what they want to hear to give you the best outcome
  2. we have good relationships with the 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, the prosecutor or the Judge, we are there to look after you, your privacy and your interests

 

Do you have an office near me?

We appear in every court in South East Queensland between The Gold Coast and Bundaberg and out to Toowoomba and beyond. We also have a 5 star rating on Google and Facebook. Check out of customer testimonials here. We have offices at:

 

Sunshine Coast

Level 3, 14-18 Duporth Avenue

Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300952255

 

Brisbane

Level 1, 16 McDougall Street

Milton

Phone: 0730677017 

 

Southport

Level 15, 2 Corporate Court

Bundall

Phone: 0756132683 

 

Loganholme

Level 2, 3972 Pacific Highway

Loganholme

Phone: 0736680683 

 

Ipswich

16 East Street

Ipswich

Phone: 0734850147 

 

Brendale

3/22-24 Strathwyn Street

Brendale

Phone: 0734850184 

 

What courts do you appear in?

We appear in every court in South East Queensland including;

 

Brisbane

Beaudesert Magistrates Court

Beenleigh Magistrates Court

Brisbane Magistrates Court

Cleveland Magistrates Court

Holland Park Magistrates Court

Pine Rivers Magistrates Court

Redcliffe Magistrates Court

Sandgate Magistrates Court

Wynnum Magistrates Court

 

Gold Coast

Coolangatta Magistrates Court

Southport Magistrates Court

 

Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Magistrates Court

Caboolture Magistrates Court

Gympie Magistrates Court

Maroochydore Magistrates Court

Nambour Magistrates Court

Noosa Magistrates Court

 

Ipswich

Ipswich Magistrates Court

Richlands Magistrates Court

 

Darling Downs

Gatton Magistrates Court

Toowoomba Magistrates Court

 

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What would happen if I contacted you?

Your call, email or contact us form will be handled by our founder Steven Brough or client liaison manager Belinda Smyth. They have over 40 years legal experience between them. They can give immediate advice and assistance. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a fixed price quote by email with additional relevant information about your assault occasioning bodily harm 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 courts and the Magistrates and Judges.

You will never be hassled to come with us.

 

How do I get more information or engage Clarity Law to act for me? 

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. Visit our website at www.claritylaw.com.au 
  3. Call us on 1300 952 255 seven days a week, 7am to 7pm
  4. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Disclaimer: This article is for general information and is not legal advice.  The law or the practice of the court may have changed since this article was published.  Always obtain legal advice if you need to appear in court.

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Drug Possession

 

Possession of a dangerous drug is one of the most common offences that comes before Queensland Magistrates Courts. Drug possession charges can have a devastating effect on a person’s future from preventing them from being able to obtain certain work to being unable to travel overseas. Even a minor drug possession charge can result in a serious penalty. At Clarity Law we have experienced drug possession lawyers who know the best way to get the best outcome in any court in South East Queensland including Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Beenleigh.

There are often questions about whether or not a person actually possessed the drugs at the time of the offence.  Engaging an experienced lawyer who understands a drug possession charge in Queensland is critical.

 

What drugs are illegal?

In Queensland illegal drugs are classified as either schedule one or schedule 2 drugs. Schedule 1 drugs are the most serious and include;

  • heroin
  • cocaine
  • amphetamine
  • methlyamphetamine (commonly known as ice, or crystal meth)
  • lysergide (commonly known as LSD)
  • methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy)
  • steroids

Schedule 2 are considered less serious and include;

  • Cannabis
  • Codeine
  • Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
  • Opium
  • Oxycodone

The Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 specifies how serious the possession charge is based on how much drugs the person possessed. For example possession of cocaine under 2g can be dealt with in the Magistrates Court while possession of over 2g must be dealt with in the Supreme Court.

 

What is the definition of possession of drugs?

All drug offences are defined in the Drugs Misuse Act in Queensland. However, bizarrely, the Drugs Misuse Act does not actually define what possession means. In order to understand the legal definition of possession, one must look to the Queensland Criminal Code Act 1899 that defines possession as including:

"Having under control in any place whatever, whether for the use or benefit of the person of whom the term is used or of another person, and although another person has the actual possession or custody of the thing in question."

So what does constitute possession of drugs?

 

Physical possession

Physical possession of drugs is broadly defined. It is the physical control or custody of a thing with the knowledge that you have that physical control or custody. You cannot possess a thing unless you know you have it or that you can exercise custody or control of that if it's not in your physical possession at the time. It is not however necessary to prove that a person knows the thing that they possess is actually drugs. Therefore, the situation could be that you could have physical possession of a bag that you consider to be say, for example, baking soda, but in fact, it turns out to be heroin. You, in those circumstances, can still be charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

 

Non-Physical possession of a dangerous drug

It is not necessary for the police to prove that you had physical possession of a dangerous drug at the time of the offence. Examples of this include you may have ordered drugs over the internet. You may have received notification from the post office that they are available for collection. In that case, you would have been deemed to have non-physical possession because you and you alone have the ability to collect the drugs from the post office.

Another example might be that the drugs were locked in a car glove box to which you had the only key. In that case, non-physical possession of a dangerous drug can be proven and you can be charged with possession of a dangerous drug. However, if it can be shown that although you knew the existence of the drugs, you had not yet decided to take control or custody of the drugs. For example, if drugs are left in a bottom drawer in your room by someone else and that you had no particular intention to do anything with the substance, even though you knew the substance was there, you would have a defence that you did not have control or non-physical possession of the dangerous drugs.

               

Joint possession

It is possible, and in fact is quite often the case, that people are charged with joint possession of a dangerous drug. Police often raid places where drugs are in plain sight being used by two or more people. In that case, those people can all be charged with possession of a dangerous drug, even though the actual owner of the drugs cannot be identified.

 

Deemed possession

The Drugs Misuse Act provides that proof of a dangerous drug was at the material time in a place that the occupier owned, managed, or controlled is conclusive evidence that the drug was in that person's possession. This section essentially places criminal responsibility on those who are occupiers or concerned with the management or control of a place. This is often used where drugs are found in a house, say a shared flat in an open area, such as a living room, and where no one claims ownership of those drugs, then the owner or occupier of that house could be charged with possession of the drugs.

In that case, that owner occupier would have to prove that they neither knew nor had any reason to suspect that drugs would be present. This is known as a reversed onus of proof, in that it is the defendant having to prove that they did not know the drugs were there and had no reasonable suspicion that there would be drugs.

As to the definition of occupy, it is not enough that a person was simply present at a property. They have to have either legal occupation of the area or in some way have the ability to exclude other people from an area. This would be, for example, a person who physically owns a house or a person who has entered into a lease and has control of that house and has the ability to exclude other people.

 

Momentary control

A person can be charged with possession of a dangerous drug, even though they had control of the drugs for only a very short period of time. Some examples of this have been where the police have entered into a room, a person has slid a bag of drugs under a newspaper in an attempt to hide them from the police, and in that case, that person was deemed to be in possession of the dangerous drugs. Another example is where a person was sitting on a veranda. The police arrived and they threw drugs that belonged to someone else over the veranda. It was held that they had asserted control over the drugs, even for a short period of time, and thus were guilty of possession of those drugs.

 

Defences to possession charges

As you read earlier, it is not an element of a possession charge that the drugs are actually drugs. In the cases where people have had possession of items that they assumed to be drugs that in fact turned out not to be, that is not actually a defence under the law. However, in those circumstances, negotiations with police prosecutors are often carried out to try and have them drop the charge on the basis that it was not a dangerous drug and that it would not be fair to prosecute this matter through the courts. We have an article on negotiating with a police prosecutor here.

One defence that may be available is that even if a person had possession and control of the drugs, they can defend it on the basis that they believed honestly and reasonably that say, for example, containers of a substance did not contain a dangerous drug.

Another example of a defence is where an occupier is charged with possessing a dangerous drug say, for example, cannabis. A defence would argue that they did not know or have reason to suspect the presence of that cannabis. This defence relies on the occupier proving not only that they did not know that the drugs were there, but perhaps more importantly, they had no reasonable suspicion that the drugs would be there. A person might not know that drugs are in the living room, but if their living room is regularly used for the smoking of cannabis, then they might have a hard time convincing a court that they had no reasonable belief that drugs would be present.

 

Penalties for drug possession in Queensland

The penalty for possessing drugs depends on a number of factors including;

  • Amount of drugs possessed
  • Purity of the drugs
  • Whether the drugs were for personal or commercial use
  • Whether a person has a criminal history
  • The circumstances of the possession charge
  • If you were addicted to drugs

For lower level drug possession charges the police have the option of using drug diversion without charging a person. Where a person is charged and the court considers it a minor charge the court can also refer a person to complete a drug diversion program and if completed no conviction is recorded.

 

Summary

As it can be seen, the laws in regards to possession of the drugs are quite complex. This article is not designed to try and replace legal advice. It is a summary of some of the general principles of the law. If you are charged with possession of a dangerous drug, you should always contact an experienced criminal lawyer to get advice. Possession of drugs and the recording of a conviction for possession of a drug can hurt a person's ability to obtain employment and almost certainly will prevent them from being able to travel to certain countries in the world.

 

Engaging Clarity Law to act for you

Engaging us gives you the best chance at obtaining the lowest penalty or avoiding a jail sentence if the offence is serious or this is not your first offence.   We are one of the leading criminal law firms in South East Queensland.  We appear every week in the courts with people charged with drug offences, it is this experience that allows us to get the best result for clients.  Other law firms simply don’t have the experience that we do and don’t know the judges like we do.  Just some of the benefits of us acting for you include;

  1. we know the judges and what they want to hear to give you the best outcome
  2. we have good relationships with the Police prosecutors and the DPP
  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 Judge, we are there to look after you, your privacy and your interests

If you are charged with any drug offence we can assist you.

 

What courts do you appear in?

We appear in every court in South East Queensland.  Just some of the courts we appear in for drug offences are;

Beaudesert Magistrates Court

Beenleigh Magistrates Court

Brisbane Magistrates Court

Caloundra Magistrates Court

Caboolture Magistrates Court

Cleveland Magistrates Court

Coolangatta Magistrates Court

Gatton Magistrates Court

Gympie Magistrates Court

Holland Park Magistrates Court

Ipswich Magistrates Court

Maroochydore Magistrates Court

Nambour Magistrates Court

Noosa Magistrates Court

Pine Rivers Magistrates Court

Richlands Magistrates Court

Redcliffe Magistrates Court

Sandgate Magistrates Court

Southport Magistrates Court

Toowoomba Magistrates Court

Wynnum Magistrates Court

 

For a full list of Courts we appear in click here.

 

Will I need to come into the office to see you?

We have offices in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Southport, Ipswich and Beenleigh but in most cases we can handle everything by email and the phone without you ever having to come into our office.  We are also open outside normal business hours for your convenience.

 

If I’m going to engage a Lawyer why should I engage Clarity Law? 

At Clarity Law we are experts in Queensland criminal law. We are in the court every single day helping people with criminal charges. We have handled hundreds of drug possession charges.

We are also a no pressure firm which means feel free to ring, we can give initial advice and help but you aren’t pressured to engage us but of course we are more than happy if you do. 

We cover all courts in South East Queensland from Southport to Gympie and out to Toowoomba. We are also a criminal law firm, we don’t do any other type of law so we are in the courts every day helping people with charges like this. 

We have offices at; 

  • Brisbane 
  • Sunshine Coast 
  • Gold Coast 
  • Brendale 
  • Ipswich 
  • Loganholme

 

What do you charge?

We charge a flat upfront fee for our services that means no hidden charges or unexpected bills. 

We are also 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 South East Queensland law firm can match our prices and experience. Our prices for a guilty plea 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
  • 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 on a drug charge click here.  For more serious drug charges and those that cannot be determined in the Magistrates Court or where you are pleading not guilty then contact us and we will provide a fixed price quote.

 

Other articles that may be of interest

 

How do I get more information or engage you to act for me?

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 7pm
  3. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Criminal Lawyers Toowoomba

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Toowoomba court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Toowoomba Court?

159 Hume Street

Toowoomba Qld 4350

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

8.30am to 4.00pm, Tuesday

 

Phone                   (07) 4591 4700

Fax                         (07) 4591 4714

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Map

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Magistrates

The Magistrates at Toowoomba are;

Magistrate Kay Ryan
Magistrate Catherine Pirie
Magistrate Vivian Keegan

 

Our Local Office

Ipswich Corporate Office

16 East Street, Ipswich 4305

Phone: 0734850147 

 

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

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Toowoomba and logan region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Toowoomba hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Toowoomba court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Toowoomba Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

More Criminal Law Information

Criminal Lawyers Gatton

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Gatton Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Gatton court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Gatton Court?

7 William Street

Gatton Qld 4343

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

 

Phone                   (07) 5468 5000

Fax                         (07) 5468 5002

Email                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/vnk8zsofj3uic7VX7

 

Magistrates

The Magistrates at Gatton are based at Toowoomba, they are;

Magistrate Kay Ryan
Magistrate Catherine Pirie
Magistrate Vivian Keegan

 

Our Local Office

Ipswich Corporate Office

16 East Street, Ipswich 4305

Phone: 0734850147 

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

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Gatton Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Gatton and logan region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Gatton hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Gatton court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Gatton Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

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Criminal Lawyers Beenleigh

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Beenleigh court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Beenleigh Court?

Corner Kent and James Streets

Beenleigh Qld 4207

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday and Wednesday to Friday

8.30am to 4.00pm, Tuesday

 

Phone                   (07) 3081 2100

Fax                         (07) 3081 2165

Email                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/pmeamMyxZ9iwH6up7

 

Magistrates

Beenleigh has fulltime Magistrates. Those Magistrate are;

Magistrate Clare Kelly

Magistrate Brian Kilmartin

Magistrate Kerrie O'Callaghan

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll

Magistrate David Shepherd

 

Our Local Office

Level 3

14-18 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300 952 255

Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to COVID we can’t accept walk in clients at the current time. We cover all courts in the Logan area with criminal law solicitors available to assist you.

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Beenleigh and logan region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Beenleigh hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Beenleigh court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Beenleigh Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

More Criminal Law Information

Criminal Lawyers Gympie

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Gympie Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Gympie court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Gympie Court?

38 Channon Street

Gympie Qld 4570

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

8.30am to 4.00pm, Wednesday

 

Phone                   (07) 5489 2600

Fax                         (07) 5489 2621

Email                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/VH9dKWRvxmKccuaNA

 

Magistrates

The current list of Magistrates at Gympie are;

Magistrate Christopher Callaghan

 

Our Local Office

Level 3

14-18 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300 952 255

Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to COVID we can’t accept walk in clients at the current time. We cover all courts in the Sunshine Coast region with criminal law solicitors available to assist you.

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Gympie Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Gympie region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Gympie hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Gympie court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Gympie Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

More Criminal Law Information

Criminal Lawyers Noosa

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Noosa Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Noosa court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Noosa Court?

Langura Street

Noosa Qld 4567

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

 

Phone                   (07) 5473 2200

Fax                         (07) 5473 2212

Email                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/fpGUrbUCXHkWS4k1

 

Magistrates

Noosa doesn’t have a sitting Magistrate, one of the Magistrates from Maroochydore will hear the matters in Noosa. Those Magistrates are;

Magistrate Rodney Madsen
Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin
Magistrate Maxine Baldwin
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist

 

Our Local Office

Level 3

14-18 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300 952 255

Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to COVID we can’t accept walk in clients at the current time. We cover all courts in the Sunshine Coast region with criminal law solicitors available to assist you.

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Noosa Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Noosa region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Noosa hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Noosa court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Noosa Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

More Criminal Law Information

Criminal Lawyers Nambour

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Nambour Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Nambour court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Nambour Court?

156–168 Currie Street

Nambour Qld 4560

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

9.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday

 

Phone                   (07) 5374 7900

Fax                         (07) 5374 7907

Email                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/NCYJfQZt2AUWnhQv6

 

Magistrates

Nambour doesn’t have a sitting Magistrate, one of the Magistrates from Maroochydore will hear the matters in Nambour. Those Magistrates are;

Magistrate Rodney Madsen
Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin
Magistrate Maxine Baldwin
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist

 

Our Local Office

Level 3

14-18 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300 952 255

Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to COVID we can’t accept walk in clients at the current time. We cover all courts in the Sunshine Coast region with criminal law solicitors available to assist you.

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Nambour Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Nambour region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Nambour hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Nambour court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Nambour Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

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Criminal Lawyers Maroochydore

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Maroochydore court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Maroochydore Court?

Cornmeal Parade

Maroochydore Qld 4558

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: (07) 5376 5100

Fax:        (07) 5376 5124

Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/EEi9KtZo79LY5XDHA

 

Magistrates

The current list of Magistrates at Maroochydore are;

Magistrate Rodney Madsen

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin

Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist

 

Our Local Office

Level 3

14-18 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300 952 255

Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to COVID we can’t accept walk in clients at the current time. We cover all courts in the Sunshine Coast region with criminal law solicitors available to assist you.

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Maroochydore region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Maroochydore hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Maroochydore court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Maroochydore Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

More Criminal Law Information

Criminal Lawyers Caloundra

 

Thank you for visiting our website and considering if Clarity Law might be a good choice to assist you with your criminal law charge in the Caloundra Magistrates Court. We understand the stress and concern you will be feeling about the criminal charge and what will occur. We want to assure you that if you engaged us we will do everything we can to make sure you understand clearly what is likely to happen with your criminal charges, how much exactly you will pay for legal fees and to be there with you at Caloundra court to take care of your criminal charges.

Engaging a good criminal law firm can be difficult, there are many great choices out there. What Clarity Law can offer is that your will have certainly of you fees as we will quote you upfront and the majority of our costs are already listed on the website. We also have the criminal law experience you need, we aren’t a firm that does criminal and other things, we just do criminal law and have done so since 2010. Everyday our lawyers are in the courts dealing with the Magistrates and Judges, negotiating with Prosecutors and assisting clients through the criminal law process. It is this experience that we can bring to your charges. We also understand you want a lawyer that will communicate with you and not just take your money and not return your calls or emails.

For most offences you wont even need to come and see us in person prior to the court date. We can often organize everything by email, telephone or video conference.

 

Where is Caloundra Court?

3 Gregson Place

Caloundra Qld 4551

 

Business hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

 

Phone                   (07) 5293 4100

Fax                         (07) 5293 4118

Email                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Map

https://goo.gl/maps/1mmH9FeedTPbE1hE6

 

Magistrates

The current list of Magistrates at Caloundra are;

Magistrate Stephanie Tonkin

 

Our Local Office

Level 3

14-18 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore 4558

Phone: 1300 952 255

Please always phone ahead to book an appointment, due to COVID we can’t accept walk in clients at the current time. We cover all courts in the Sunshine Coast region with criminal law solicitors available to assist you.

 

Our Lawyers

Every one of our lawyers is extremely experienced appearing in the Caloundra Magistrates Court every week representing people on a huge range of criminal charges from traffic offences to drug charges, assault charges and stealing and fraud offences.

Steven Brough

Russell Tannock

Lucy Ferguson

Belinda Smyth – Client Services Manager

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

 

Our Experience

Since 2010 we have been representing people throughout the Caloundra region who have been charged with criminal offence and needs a good criminal lawyer to represent them. We aren’t a criminal law firm that does criminal law as just one area of law, we do criminal law exclusively.

Our client’s 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. The stress that a criminal law charge causes to people can be overwhelming, having a lawyer to help will give you a lot of relief.

We strive to give you immediate comprehensive advice and a fixed fee so you can be sure of your legal costs. While we will never be the cheapest we do offer the best value in our humble opinion.

Our prices include;

  • full preparation for court and devising strategy to minimise the penalty
  • negotiations with the police prosecution unit including obtaining history and charge documents
  • preparing for what we will tell the Magistrate
  • advising you on how to obtain character references
  • all telephone calls and emails
  • detailed information to you on the penalty and information on what will happen at court and afterwards
  • appearing in the court with you to conduct a guilty plea

 

What areas of Criminal Law do you undertake?

We do every area of criminal law. This includes;

 

Why should I choose you and not just represent myself?

We understand that many people do just represent themselves in court rather than engaging a criminal law firm. The duty lawyer will often represent people for free however understand that the duty lawyer is often very busy and can only spend a few minutes with each defendant. They cannot possibly fully prepare each matter and consider all the variables.

We get calls every week from people who have represented themselves and had a terrible outcome and are now desperate to try and do something to overturn the decision. Just some of the reasons to engage Clarity Law as your criminal lawyer includes;

  1. We have appeared in Caloundra hundreds of times this means we know what the Magistrates want to hear to minimise the penalty
  2. We can often get no conviction recorded so you are not impacted financially in the future by having your job prospects restricted or travel plans affected due to having a conviction recorded
  3. We are there to look after your interests, neither the Magistrates nor the Police Prosecutor is going to do that, you need someone on your side
  4. We can take you through the whole process so you are not worried what will occur in Caloundra court as we would have explained everything to you and will be with you at court to assist you. This will dramatically reduce your stress levels
  5. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously

 

Links that may be of assistance

Client Testimonials

Link to our Blog

FAQ’s

List of Queensland Courts and their contact details

Daily list of Matters in Caloundra Courts

List of Court Calendars for Queensland Courts

 

How to get in Contact with us

If you want to engage us or just need further information or no obligation 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 7pm
  3. email of founder 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 Clarity Law then Steven Brough the firm’s founder or our client services manager Belinda Smyth will take the call or receive the email. They have over 40 years legal experience between them, we can provide immediate legal assistance and answer any questions you have. You won’t need to explain everything to a receptionist just so they pass the message on to someone that can help you. We will discuss your case, provide guidance and send a quote by email with additional relevant information about your criminal charge, all at no cost and no obligation.

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.

 

More Criminal Law Information