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Criminal Law

“From the perspective of defendants, criminal law refers to the body of laws and regulations that govern the rights, obligations, and protections afforded to individuals accused of committing a crime.

It encompasses the legal principles and procedures that apply during the criminal justice process when a person is facing charges.”

Aaron Stewart

Principal Solicitor & Legal Practice Director

Finding a Criminal Lawyer in Brisbane

Facing criminal charges can be one of the most stressful times of your life. Giving your choice of a criminal lawyer in Brisbane great thought is vital as you are entrusting your future to a stranger. We have built our practice around advocating on your behalf for the best possible result.

We will take the time to explain the legal process, answer all your questions, and deal with the police and opposition. Before we begin, we will carefully review and prepare your case to ensure the best chance of success. We will also guide you through trial scenarios to prepare you.

We take responsibility for gathering all relevant information to protect your interests before the court whilst keeping an open mind to alternative dispute resolution practices. We use strategic advice and experience to achieve the best outcome for you.

Brisbane Criminal Lawyers With a Wide Range of Expertise

When looking for a lawyer in Brisbane, it’s essential to check their qualifications. No one may practice law in Australia without a Bachelor of Law. Many lawyers choose to specialise further in areas of interest such as criminology. Lawyers then have to complete the Practical Legal Training Program, which gives them a Diploma of Legal Practice.

Each of our lawyers completed their training with distinction. They also possess the qualities we look for in excellent lawyers, such as critical thinking and commitment. We are all highly qualified with years of practical experience and can help with a range of legal matters.

No Matter your issue, we can handle it

What kind of matters are contained in criminal law?

We can help you with a wide range of matters, including:

Getting the right advice

If you are in need of a criminal defence lawyer, Get in Touch today.

To apply for legal aid, contact Brisbane’s Legal Aid Commission. They require documentation such as:

  • An application form
  • A solicitor’s (lawyer’s) letter
  • Bank statements
  • Payslips
  • Tax returns
  • Financial records

Ensure that you check the latest requirements before applying. If the Commission doesn’t receive all the necessary documentation, they will not process your application.

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Criminal Law FAQ

FAQs are strictly general information and should not be considered legal advice. We recommend that you contact our Brisbane criminal lawyers for legal counsel.

A criminal case is when the government files a lawsuit against someone to convict them of a crime. If the person is found guilty, they may face prison time. On the other hand, a civil case takes place when one party sues another party for wrongdoing. If the defendant loses the case, they are often required to pay. The amount depends on the judge’s ruling.

Facing criminal charges is personal and daunting; however, make that first appointment and protect your rights.

It is crucial to bring as much information as possible outlining what happened during these alleged offences. Typically, a chronological dot-point list of the events can be an excellent tool to help us during your first appointment. You will also need valid identification.

You can either plead guilty or not guilty to the charges against you set out in the QP9, also known as the police brief.

If you are unsure if you should plead guilty or not guilty, you should seek an adjournment at your next court date. Set your matter to be discussed later and obtain legal advice immediately.

If you decide to plead not guilty, elect to go to trial, and are unsuccessful, your sentence may be more severe than if you had entered a plea of guilt. This will likely be the case.

You must assess this decision carefully as the court will often consider an early plea of guilt, amongst other things, which in some cases might reduce the severity of your sentence.

The choice to plead guilty or not guilty is not easy. A guilty plea, depending on the circumstances and your prior history, can have immediate and lasting effects on your life. It may affect your chances of employment, freedom to operate a motor vehicle or travel overseas.

It’s important to remember that the legal system will presume you are innocent even when charged with a criminal offence. You are innocent until proven guilty, or you enter a guilty plea.

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Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation refers to legal disputes that arise in the context of business activities. It involves conflicts between companies or individuals related to contracts, partnerships, intellectual property and employment.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation refers to the legal process used to resolve conflicts between individuals or entities outside of criminal cases. It involves various civil matters such as personal injury, property disputes and contracts.

Employment & Discrimination

Employment and discrimination law govern the employer-employee relationship, ensuring fairness and equal opportunities at work. It covers hiring, working conditions, wages, promotions, and termination.


QCAT is an independent tribunal in Queensland, Australia, providing an accessible alternative to court for resolving civil and administrative disputes like tenancy and consumer claims.

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