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Alcohol Testing in
family law matters

Alcohol abuse is often a very important issue in a family law matter.  The abuse of alcohol can lead to issues of risk in some circumstances and decrease the capacity to parent effectively.  Where there is evidence of alcohol abuse and potential risk to children the Cour…
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Drink Driving Charges

Can I be charged with drink driving, if I wasn’t actually driving? A person may be charged with drink driving if they are over the legal blood alcohol limit and they are:- driving a motor vehicle, tram, train or vessel; or attempting to put in motion a motor vehicle,…
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Remove a Licence
Disqualification Period

Licence Disqualification The Court must disqualify you from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver licence if you are convicted of certain offences.  Offences that are subject to a mandatory period of licence disqualification include: drink driving; failing to…
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What is a Police Banning Notice?

A Police Banning Notice may be issued by the police if you are behaving in a disorderly, offensive or violent manner in proximity to a licensed venue.  The Police Banning Notice will ban you from a specific area or event, by stopping you from entering or remaining at:- a li…
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What is Public Nuisance?

Public nuisance is described as a person behaving in a disorderly, offensive, threatening or violent manner that interferes with the peaceful enjoyment of a public area.  There are numerous examples of behaviour that would be considered public nuisance, including…
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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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