Judge and gavel

Offender Levy

The Offender Levy is a fee payable on sentence.  The Offender Levy is used to help pay for the costs associated with Court. Every adult sentenced in Queensland must pay the Offender Levy.  You are not able to appeal the imposition of the Offender Levy, as it is a mandatory l…
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Police with radar catching people speeding

How do I dispute a
traffic fine?

What is an Infringement Notice (or fine)? Infringement Notices are tickets issued for particular offences.  An Infringement Notice is commonly referred to as a fine.  Common offences for which a fine is issued include:- speeding; running a red light; toll evasion; a…
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Drugs and drug utensils

Is it illegal to possess
a bong or pipe?

Drug Offences? There are many offences relating to illicit substances.  These offences do not only relate to possession, but also to trafficking, producing and supplying dangerous drugs.  These are serious offences which may carry severe consequences. There are a…
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I’ve Been Caught Hooning –
can my car be seized?

I’ve been caught hooning, what can I be charged with? Hooning is a broadly used term to describe anti-social behaviour while driving, such as speeding, burnouts and street racing.  There are a number of offences that may result from hooning behaviours, includi…
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Police executing a search warrant

Search Warrants in
Queensland

The police don’t have a warrant.  Can they search me? There are some circumstances where you, your home or your vehicle can be searched without a warrant. Searching your home without a warrant The police are able to enter and search your residence without a warra…
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Speeding car

High Speed Driving
Offences in Queensland

High speed driving offences carry serious penalties in Queensland. What is a high speed offence? You may be charged with speeding if you exceed the speed limit allocated to a given area.  However, if you exceed the speed limit by more than 40km an hour, you may be charged…
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Man with head in hands

Assault

Being charged with Assault, Grievous Bodily Harm or Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm in Queensland. Assault is broadly defined in Queensland, with many different behaviours held to constitute assault. These behaviours commonly include:- hitting; kicking; pushi…
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Failure to Appear at Court

It is an offence to fail to appear at Court when you are required to do so. If you do not attend Court in accordance with your Notice to Appear, Complaint and Summons or Bail Undertaking, a warrant may issue for your arrest. You may also be charged with the offence of failure t…
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Assault

Serious Assault

Being charged with serious assault in Queensland Assault is broadly defined in Queensland, with many different behaviours held to constitute assault. These behaviours commonly include:- Hitting; Kicking; Pushing; Touching; or Applying force of any kind. There a…
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police drug test

Drug Driving

In Queensland, there are two offences relating to driving with drugs in your system. The offences are:- Driving with a relevant drug in your system; and Driving under the influence of a drug. Both offences carry significant penalties and mandatory periods of disquali…
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