Under the Queensland Criminal Code Act 1899, there are certain acts and omissions that could render a person liable to punishment.

If you have been charged with one of these offences, getting legal advice about the options available to you is strongly recommended.

Minor Criminal & Traffic Matters

The Centre can provide advice and assistance in the following minor criminal and traffic matters:

  • Driving offences (such as speeding or drink driving)
  • Regulatory offences (such as stealing goods from a shop, leaving a service provider without payment and damaging property)
  • Minor drug offences
  • Summary offences (such as public nuisance, drunk and disorderly, obstructing police, etc)

In providing that advice, the Centre will:

  • Give you information and explain what the offence means
  • Advise you of the impact such an offence could have on future circumstances
  • Help you decide whether to plead guilty or not guilty
  • Advise on any bail conditions that may be imposed
  • Advise on the penalties that might apply
  • Tell you how to prepare for your court appearance
  • Answer questions relating to what you might expect on the day

If your matter is not something we can advise on, we will endeavour to refer you to an agency that may be able to assist further (such as Legal Aid Queensland or a criminal duty lawyer service).

Work Licences & Special Hardship Orders

If you have lost your license or believe an offence may result in the loss of licence, the Centre can:

  • Advise on the application requirements for a Work Licence or Special Hardship Order
  • Assess whether you meet the application eligibility guidelines
  • Provide information and advice if you have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for a period of over 2 years in Queensland and want to get your licence back
  • Advise or assist in the preparation of application documents (subject to casework capacity and by agreement only)
  • Tell you what to expect in Court during the hearing of your matter

Please call us on 07 5532 9611 if you wish to book an appointment to discuss these legal matters, or complete our online Booking Form.

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