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Bosscher Lawyers to Represent Alleged Drug Trafficker in Australia’s largest-ever crime bust

Bosscher Lawyers’ Solicitor Michael Bosscher is representing Brisbane business owner Cohen William Haseman, who is charged with trafficking drugs and weapons during Special Operation Ironside, regarded as Australia’s… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers to Represent Alleged Drug Trafficker in Australia’s largest-ever crime bust

Escaped Queensland alleged drug trafficker lashes police over jailing of mother

A country woman at heart, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Also, a criminal who helped mastermind her allegedly drug-dealing son’s escape from justice. At the age… Read More »Escaped Queensland alleged drug trafficker lashes police over jailing of mother

Two Men Charged in Connection with $4 million Drug Bust

Bosscher Lawyers‘ are representing Brock Newman who has been charged after allegedly being found in possession of more than $4 million worth of drugs. Read More Photo: 9… Read More »Two Men Charged in Connection with $4 million Drug Bust

Bosscher Lawyers Represent Queensland Mum Jailed for Helping Fugitive Son

Bosscher Lawyers’ Alex Jones has represented an alleged drug smuggler’s mother who allegedly helped her son flee Australia. Following a nine-day trial, the accused was found guilty of… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers Represent Queensland Mum Jailed for Helping Fugitive Son

RSPCA Prosecutions and Offences Under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001

The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 places a duty of care upon people in charge of animals. This duty of care extends to the provision of food,… Read More »RSPCA Prosecutions and Offences Under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001

Bosscher Lawyers’ to Vigorously Defend Alleged Money Launderer

Fast cars, luxury houses, designer brands, glamorous Instagram models and Bitcoin fortunes – it’s no wonder a case currently before the Queensland Supreme Court is in the news.… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers’ to Vigorously Defend Alleged Money Launderer

Mackay Mother Elisabeth Turner Found Guilty

The high profile and long-running case of Mackay mother Elizabeth Anne Turner was resolved recently when she was found guilty in the District Court of helping her son… Read More »Mackay Mother Elisabeth Turner Found Guilty

What You Need to Know About Dangerous Drugs in Queensland

Queensland is renowned for many things, including its fantastic climate, beautiful beaches and resorts. Collectively these attributes make the ‘Sunshine State’ a desirable place to live, and a… Read More »What You Need to Know About Dangerous Drugs in Queensland

What Are the Proposed New Trespass Laws?

As the battle between animal activists and New South Wales farmers rages, it seems the state government has chosen sides. And it has sided with the farmers. On… Read More »What Are the Proposed New Trespass Laws?

What You Need to Know About Drug Driving Charges

Just like drink driving, drug driving can have devastating consequences. In a worst case scenario it can cause a catastrophic or fatal crash. And because it jeopardizes innocent… Read More »What You Need to Know About Drug Driving Charges

Driving While Suspended or Disqualified in Queensland: What You Need to Know

For Australians, the ability to drive legally is essential. A valid driving licence allows us to get to work and school, to get groceries, to get to the… Read More »Driving While Suspended or Disqualified in Queensland: What You Need to Know

Will a Conviction Be Recorded Against Me?

When a person is convicted of an offence, whether it is a serious or relatively minor offence, the effect on their life can be profound. Even after serving… Read More »Will a Conviction Be Recorded Against Me?

What Does Bail Mean and Will I Get It?

These days, it seems like every channel that you flip to on the television is some kind of cop show or procedural drama. Because of this, even the… Read More »What Does Bail Mean and Will I Get It?

Your Rights when Dealing with the Police

In this podcast, Grace Townsend is joined by Michael Bosscher and Alex Jones to talk about what you can and can’t do when dealing with the police.

The Defence of Mistake of Fact

In this podcast, Michael Bosscher is with Alex Jones and Grace Townsend to discuss about ‘the defence of mistake of fact’.

How Do I Make Changes to a QLD Domestic Violence Order?

For the authorities, combating domestic violence in Brisbane Queensland is an ongoing challenge. Thousands of applications for domestic violence orders (DVOs) are initiated annually, and there are no… Read More »How Do I Make Changes to a QLD Domestic Violence Order?

Five Ways To Reduce Legal Fees

Let’s be honest. One of the single biggest factors, if not the biggest factor, that prevents people from seeking legal representation is the cost. But what people sometimes… Read More »Five Ways To Reduce Legal Fees

Police Powers and Responsibilities – Seized Property

Sometimes, police seize property in the course of exercising their duties and investigating crime. If your property has been seized by police, it is important to know your… Read More »Police Powers and Responsibilities – Seized Property

Why the Defence of “Mistake of Fact” in Rape Cases Matters

“That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved” – Benjamin… Read More »Why the Defence of “Mistake of Fact” in Rape Cases Matters

Murder in the Third Degree? Does This Apply in Australia

Recently, an American police officer, Mohameed Noor, was found guilty of Murder in the Third Degree for the killing of Australian woman, Ruszczyk Damond. Noor and his partner,… Read More »Murder in the Third Degree? Does This Apply in Australia

Judicial Review

The Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) enables a person to challenge the legality of administrative decisions such as decisions made by Government Departments and agencies and Magistrates/Judges. A… Read More »Judicial Review

Have You Been Charged with Driving Without a Licence?

In Australia, driving isn’t an entitlement or a right. It is a privilege and a responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly. That’s why everyone needs a licence to… Read More »Have You Been Charged with Driving Without a Licence?

Unlawful Striking Causing Death – “One Punch Can Kill”

In 2018, the sentencing of a Brisbane man to nearly 10 years imprisonment brought renewed attention to Queensland’s unlawful striking causing death – or “one punch can kill”… Read More »Unlawful Striking Causing Death – “One Punch Can Kill”

Reporting on Crime with Award Winning Journalist Kate Kyriacou

Listen to our podcast Episode 3 Series 1 – The Bosscher Lawyers Files with Award-Winning Journalist Kate Kyriacou  

Inside the Lawyer X Scandal

 

How Do You Sleep At Night

 

What is a Conviction & How Can I Prevent it From Being Recorded?

Everyone knows that if you are found guilty of a crime, you’re convicted of the offence. Convictions, unsurprisingly, have serious ramifications and can potentially follow you for the… Read More »What is a Conviction & How Can I Prevent it From Being Recorded?

What are Your Rights under Criminal Law?

Thanks to TV shows and pop culture, many people believe they understand how the criminal justice system works. Police shows, procedural dramas and legal adaptations tend to create… Read More »What are Your Rights under Criminal Law?

The Drink Driving Guide

As statistics graphically illustrate, drink driving remains an international problem. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, in 2015 more than 50% of all traffic deaths on… Read More »The Drink Driving Guide

What You Need to Know About Search Warrants

Though TV crime dramas like to glorify the loose cannon cop who doesn’t “play by the rules” and will break down a door in a heartbeat, in reality… Read More »What You Need to Know About Search Warrants

Can I Appeal My Sentence in Queensland?

Many Australians may find themselves dealing with a Court matter at some point in their lives. And many of those people will end up feeling decisions made against… Read More »Can I Appeal My Sentence in Queensland?

‘Life’ Sentences

Recent commentary on sentencing principles in Queensland have seen public calls for ‘maximum sentences’ for those convicted of murder or manslaughter where the victim is a child. This… Read More »‘Life’ Sentences

Help with drug charges & rehabilitation for you or your loved one

Over the last 4 years, Bosscher Lawyers have utilised their unique relationship with other organisations to assist drug offenders obtain the best possible results when sentenced by Queensland… Read More »Help with drug charges & rehabilitation for you or your loved one

Do the Police Need a Search Warrant?

Search warrants. Anyone who has watched a crime drama on television is familiar with the concept: police officers charging into a home on the authority of a piece… Read More »Do the Police Need a Search Warrant?

What are the Consorting Laws in Queensland?

According to a recent report by the LNP, only 27 bikies in Queensland have handed in their patches since the Labor government introduced its new organised crime laws… Read More »What are the Consorting Laws in Queensland?

Mason’s Law Seeks to Protect Children

On 14 September 2016 Queensland Parliament passed the Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting – Mason’s Law) Amendment Bill 2016. The amendment to the legislation resulted from the stoic campaigning… Read More »Mason’s Law Seeks to Protect Children

Firearms Amnesty

The Government has recently announced a firearms amnesty, in place from 1st July to 30th September 2017. The amnesty comes over twenty years after the famous 1996 amnesty,… Read More »Firearms Amnesty

Another Man Charged with the Murder of Samuel Thompson

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers are acting for Anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball who has been remanded in custody charged with murder over the disappearance of Samuel… Read More »Another Man Charged with the Murder of Samuel Thompson

Oliver Bridgeman – Arrest Warrant

PRESS RELEASE OLIVER BRIDGEMAN – ARREST WARRANT Bosscher Lawyers Brisbane 3 March 2016 We are aware that the Australian Federal Police have confirmed a warrant has been issued… Read More »Oliver Bridgeman – Arrest Warrant

Oliver Bridgeman’s Lawyer Argues Evidence is ‘Incapable of Rationally Supporting’ Conclusions

A Queensland teenager had his passport cancelled after an Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation assessment found he travelled to Syria to engage in “politically motivated violence” or commit… Read More »Oliver Bridgeman’s Lawyer Argues Evidence is ‘Incapable of Rationally Supporting’ Conclusions

Government Cancels Oliver Bridgeman’s Passport

LAST week, Bosscher Lawyers, acting for Toowoomba teenager Oliver Bridgeman were advised the Australian Government had cancelled his passport. Mr Bridgeman was reported missing by his parents in… Read More »Government Cancels Oliver Bridgeman’s Passport

What’s Next? Prohibition?

The Queensland Government last week announced a significant tightening of our “lockout laws”. It would seem our Government is intent on living up to Queensland’s “nanny-state” moniker. The… Read More »What’s Next? Prohibition?

Bosscher Lawyers Congratulates Rachel Kramer

It’s with great pleasure that the team at Bosscher Lawyers welcomes the admission of Rachel Kramer as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. “Rachel is an… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers Congratulates Rachel Kramer

Man Accused of Impersonating a Police Officer in Court

Brisbane Criminal Lawyers at Bosscher Lawyers are defending a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer then forced a prostitute to perform sex acts The 34-year-old man is… Read More »Man Accused of Impersonating a Police Officer in Court

MasterChef Contestant Accused of Drug Supply & Possession

A Former MasterChef contestant has faced a Brisbane court accused of drug supply and possession. Filippo Silvestro, 42, represented by Bosscher Lawyers‘ Alex Jones, allegedly had more than… Read More »MasterChef Contestant Accused of Drug Supply & Possession

Trio Jailed over $20 million Heroin Bust

Three men who allegedly planned to earn easy cash by helping to smuggle millions of dollars worth of heroin into Australia in decorative wooden altars are facing lengthy… Read More »Trio Jailed over $20 million Heroin Bust

Trial Starts for Accused Men Charged with Possession of Commercial Quantity of Heroin

Two men were ‘effectively caught red-handed’ trying to extract millions of dollars worth of heroin concealed in two decorative wooden altars, a Queensland court has heard. The trial… Read More »Trial Starts for Accused Men Charged with Possession of Commercial Quantity of Heroin

Man Who Allegedly Attacks Muslims Will Defend Charges

A French-born Australian who allegedly attacked two Muslim tourists in the spa of the Gold Coast’s Q1 hotel, telling them “we’re going to bomb you, we’re going to… Read More »Man Who Allegedly Attacks Muslims Will Defend Charges

Teenager Avoids Jail Sentence

A Sunshine Coast teenager who allegedly stalked, bashed and robbed a former friend has avoided jail so he can continue his mental health rehabilitation. Trae John Joseph Predo… Read More »Teenager Avoids Jail Sentence

Missing Mining Magnate

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers’ client, Markis Scott Turner was charged in 2011 with conspiring to import and traffic more than $20 million worth cocaine into the… Read More »Missing Mining Magnate

Police, lawyers warn of risks of the citizen’s arrest

After allegedly leaving a trail of damage that stretched three kilometres, a man was brought to an abrupt halt when Ipswich residents performed a citizen’s arrest on Monday… Read More »Police, lawyers warn of risks of the citizen’s arrest

Man who raped stepdaughter gives house to girl’s mum

A man who molested his stepdaughter has signed over his house to support her and her mother while he is in jail. Brisbane Criminal Lawyers at Bosscher Lawyers’… Read More »Man who raped stepdaughter gives house to girl’s mum

Rapist ‘distressed’ by learning victim has HIV asks for lighter sentence

A rapist was left “distressed and upset” when he found out the man he had targeted had HIV. The sexual encounter had begun as consensual but Philip Donald… Read More »Rapist ‘distressed’ by learning victim has HIV asks for lighter sentence

Acquitted of Punching Woman in the Face

In the Toowoomba District Court, it took less than 15 minutes for a jury to find a man accused of punching a woman in the face not guilty.… Read More »Acquitted of Punching Woman in the Face

Man Released on Parole After Pub Fight

Two men who admitted stomping on a felled victim’s head during a pub fight in Toowoomba have been jailed. Toowoomba criminal lawyer, Nathan Bouchier for both defendants, said… Read More »Man Released on Parole After Pub Fight

Michael Bosscher Defends Accused Financial Planner

A Brisbane financial planner accused of murdering a spiritual counsellor who was his client had lost focus in the weeks leading up to the alleged attack, a court… Read More »Michael Bosscher Defends Accused Financial Planner

Row Ends Up in Magistrates Court

Four people accused of being involved in a dispute at Hatton Vale during which shots were fired appeared before Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday. Police claim the dispute was… Read More »Row Ends Up in Magistrates Court

Sophie Collombet’s Alleged Murderer to Stand Trial

Criminal Defence Lawyer, Michael Bosscher said outside the Brisbane Magistrates Court that his client, Benjamin Milford who is accused of rape, murder, deprivation of liberty and robbery of… Read More »Sophie Collombet’s Alleged Murderer to Stand Trial

Standing True to Legal Principle

The right to a fair trial is a cornerstone of the Australian judicial system and was squarely the focus of leading Australian criminal law firm, Bosscher Lawyers in… Read More »Standing True to Legal Principle

Joan Ryther’s Alleged Murderer in Court

The teenager accused of murdering Queensland woman Joan Ryther in 2013 is due to face court for a committal hearing. The 19-year-old, represented by Michael Bosscher of Bosscher… Read More »Joan Ryther’s Alleged Murderer in Court

Sophie Collombet’s Alleged Murderer to Face Committal Hearing

Benjamin James Milward, 25, had his case briefly mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today. Bosscher Lawyers‘ Lawyer Michael Bosscher asked that a scheduled directions hearing be abandoned… Read More »Sophie Collombet’s Alleged Murderer to Face Committal Hearing

Three Charged Over Violent Toowoomba Home Invasion

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers‘ solicitor Claire Graham applied for bail on behalf of three people charged with what police have called, “a violent home invasion.” Gregory… Read More »Three Charged Over Violent Toowoomba Home Invasion

Alex Jones Defends Alleged Murderer

The man at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a 34 year old male in Spring Hill has sought legal representation by high-profile criminal… Read More »Alex Jones Defends Alleged Murderer

Grandmother Accused of Attempted Murder Released from Prison

The woman, 58, charged with four counts of attempted murder, attempted arson and interfering with a corpse at a Morayfield home, was due to be released late yesterday… Read More »Grandmother Accused of Attempted Murder Released from Prison

QLD authorities confirm miscode affects DNA evidence in criminal cases

In a colossal technical error, it has been found that DNA evidence has being bungled in dozens of Queensland crimes, including the murder of pregnant Logan woman Joan… Read More »QLD authorities confirm miscode affects DNA evidence in criminal cases

Jockey Allegedly Assaulted Girl 200 Times

It was heard in a Melbourne County Court, that a jockey allegedly preyed on the daughter of a couple he regularly visited, sexually assaulting her over a 13-year… Read More »Jockey Allegedly Assaulted Girl 200 Times

Man Acquitted After Pub Brawl

It didn’t take the Toowoomba District Court jury for its deliberation to acquit a man that has caused grievous bodily harm towards a colleague at work by punching… Read More »Man Acquitted After Pub Brawl

G20 Police outside Queensland to Be Exempted from Local Investigations

Trying to resolve complaints against 1,500 police outside Queensland for the G20 is next to impossible While there will a number of New Zealand and Interstate police sent to boost… Read More »G20 Police outside Queensland to Be Exempted from Local Investigations

Fighting the Meter

Parking tickets create an enormous amount of frustration for drivers but there appears to be an increasing number of them being successfully overturned. If you have been issued… Read More »Fighting the Meter

Is Your Child being Bullied Online?

The death of Charlotte Dawson earlier this year placed the spotlight back on cyberbullying and the devastating effects that this behaviour can have on a person’s life. If… Read More »Is Your Child being Bullied Online?

Bikie Prison Segregation to End

Following an apology to the people of Queensland, Premier Campbell Newman announced changes to several controversial policy decisions. On Monday, Premier Newman made the announcement that the uniform… Read More »Bikie Prison Segregation to End

Brothers Jailed For Dealing Heroin

Brothers William Garnett Phillips and Leigh Garnett Phillips have been jailed after a Supreme Court Trial in Brisbane relating to an array of offences relating to a drug… Read More »Brothers Jailed For Dealing Heroin

Bikie Numbers Fall

More than six months since the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act was passed on 16 October 2013, police report gang numbers falling by 25%. Approximately 30 members from… Read More »Bikie Numbers Fall

This Party is “Out-of-control”

It’s the end of the financial year. And we all know that such an occasion demands one thing, a massive party. Well, perhaps not. But whether dancing away… Read More »This Party is “Out-of-control”

Conviction Recorded

In most circumstances where a conviction is not recorded, the decision would not normally be available publicly online. Almost all convictions that are not recorded are convictions that… Read More »Conviction Recorded

Confessions Under The Influence

Where a person is questioned whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the court may choose to disregard any of the evidence that was obtained through improper,… Read More »Confessions Under The Influence

Making Bail

Due to a variety of reasons, persons charged with an offence will often seek to be granted bail. It may be that bail will allow a defendant to… Read More »Making Bail

Jury Duty – Court Rules Juror With Hearing Impairment Ineligible to Serve

An individual selected to perform jury service has been ruled ineligible to serve by the Supreme Court. The individual was selected on a jury panel during the current… Read More »Jury Duty – Court Rules Juror With Hearing Impairment Ineligible to Serve

Parliamentary Inquiry into Queensland Crime

The Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie and the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey announced a state parliamentary inquiry into crime in Queensland in a joint… Read More »Parliamentary Inquiry into Queensland Crime

Bosscher Lawyers Proud to Support QUT Faculty of Law

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers was proud to continue its tradition of supporting high achieving students by presenting and sponsoring awards at the Queensland University of Technology… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers Proud to Support QUT Faculty of Law

Criminal Law Overhaul Continues

The Queensland Government has continued its overhaul of Queensland criminal law, adding to an already substantive lists of changes. The changes, announced by the Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie last… Read More »Criminal Law Overhaul Continues

Double Jeopardy Reform

Double Jeopardy Reform In 2007 the Queensland Government passed reforms on the defence of double jeopardy. The Criminal Code (Double Jeopardy) Amendment Act 2007 amended the Criminal Code,… Read More »Double Jeopardy Reform

Facebook ID Excluded – Charges Against Bartz Dropped

Bosscher Lawyers solicitor Tim Meehan and barrister Angus Edwards have successfully argued for the exclusion of evidence identifying Wade Anthony Bartz as being present during an armed robbery… Read More »Facebook ID Excluded – Charges Against Bartz Dropped

IT Worker Sentenced Over Online Chat Session

Arthur Borg, 51, an IT worker employed by the Queensland Department of Education was sentenced to 18 months after pleading guilty to four charges of using the internet… Read More »IT Worker Sentenced Over Online Chat Session

Fighting the Ticket

A speeding ticket is one of the most commonly issued traffic infringements. Depending on your circumstances, a ticket could mean some trouble at home and an annoying fine,… Read More »Fighting the Ticket

Smoking Ban Looms for Prisoners, Visitors and Guards Alike.

Smoking was banned in all but designated smoking areas in Queensland corrective services facilities six years ago, but in a decision made last year those designated areas will… Read More »Smoking Ban Looms for Prisoners, Visitors and Guards Alike.

Human Rights and Criminal Justice: The Sudden Erosion of Gradually Implemented Rights

In the latest Sydney Law Review, Andrew Trotter and Harry Hobbs have written an article entitled “The Great Leap Backward: Criminal Law Reform with the Hon. Jarrod Bleijie”.… Read More »Human Rights and Criminal Justice: The Sudden Erosion of Gradually Implemented Rights

Cowan Lodges Appeal

Brett Peter Cowan has lodged an appeal against his murder conviction. Last Wednesday afternoon, Tim Meehan of Bosscher Lawyers filed the notice of appeal in Brisbane. The notice… Read More »Cowan Lodges Appeal

Fines Cycle Through as New Laws Mean Tougher Penalties

This week saw the introduction of new laws targeted at both cyclists and motorists in an effort to make out roads safer for both. The new laws include… Read More »Fines Cycle Through as New Laws Mean Tougher Penalties

Fines to Increase Annually

Fines and penalties that rely on the state penalty unit system will now be indexed yearly, with a default rate of change of 3.5%. Previously penalty unit changes… Read More »Fines to Increase Annually

Proposed Legislative Changes Will Target Nightlife Violence

Nightlife violence has been a hot issue for some time now. In January, New South Wales introduced a mandatory eight-year prison term who anyone who fatally punches another… Read More »Proposed Legislative Changes Will Target Nightlife Violence

Judge Atkinson Acknowledges Bosscher Lawyers in Cowan Case

The hallmark of our criminal justice system is that a person charged with a criminal offence is innocent until proven guilty and that all steps need to be… Read More »Judge Atkinson Acknowledges Bosscher Lawyers in Cowan Case

Cowan to Serve Minimum of 20 Years

Justice Atkinson has sentenced Brett Peter Cowan to life imprisonment with a minimum non parole period of 20 years for the murder of Daniel Morcombe. Justice Atkinson further… Read More »Cowan to Serve Minimum of 20 Years

Cowan Found Guilty

Brett Peter Cowan was yesterday found guilty of the murder of Daniel Morcombe. Mr Cowan was also found guilty of indecently dealing with Daniel and interfering with his… Read More »Cowan Found Guilty

Double Jeopardy

“A person can not be twice punished… for the same act or omission…”  Double jeopardy is a fundamental and integral part of our legal system. It prevents a… Read More »Double Jeopardy

A Notable Issue

Recently the High Court published its judgment in the case of Mark Sharne Smith v The State of Western Australia [2014] HCA 3.  The case relates to the… Read More »A Notable Issue

Changes to Youth Justice Act Slammed

The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service in Queensland (ATSILS), have written a joint letter to the United Nations, urging… Read More »Changes to Youth Justice Act Slammed

Financial Advisor Charged Over Death of Spiritual Counsellor

Mr Trung Ma, a financial advisor has been charged over the death of Hugo Bonham, a Gold Coast spiritual counsellor. Mr Bonham was last seen on the 2nd… Read More »Financial Advisor Charged Over Death of Spiritual Counsellor

New Juvenile Laws Will Stifle Rehab Opportunities

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers’ Anna Smith has told media that the Newman Government’s new juvenile offender law reforms, will stifle a young person’s chances at a… Read More »New Juvenile Laws Will Stifle Rehab Opportunities

Daniel Morcombe Murder Trial Begins

Prosecutors opened their case in Brisbane’s Supreme Court today against Brett Peter Cowan, the man accused of killing 13-year-old Daniel as he allegedly tried to molest him at… Read More »Daniel Morcombe Murder Trial Begins

“Political Dribble at Best”

Premier Campbell Newman this week accused defence lawyers of being hired guns, claiming that they are a part of the criminal gang machine and that they ‘take money… Read More »“Political Dribble at Best”

Bikies Told To Stay Away From Court

Over 20 alleged bikies were informed by their lawyers that they should stay away from court, or possibly face further charges on Tuesday. Individuals with connections to criminal… Read More »Bikies Told To Stay Away From Court

Proposed Changes to the Youth Justice Act

In a recent media statement by the acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, The Honourable David Crisafulli, the Queensland Government has proposed new reforms for the Youth Justice… Read More »Proposed Changes to the Youth Justice Act

Tradies with Ties to Criminal Organisations Set To Lose Contractor’s Licence

Builders, plumbers, and electricians are set to join locksmiths, tow truck drivers and tattoo parlours as industries affected by the current war on criminal organisations. Queensland Police will… Read More »Tradies with Ties to Criminal Organisations Set To Lose Contractor’s Licence

Man Charged Over Missing Fruits and Vegetables

Mr Anthony Francis McEwan appeared before the Cairns Magistrates Court on the 23rd of January, along with his solicitor Alex Jones and defence barrister Angus Edwards. Mr McEwan… Read More »Man Charged Over Missing Fruits and Vegetables

Man Accused of Endangering Property By Fire Granted Bail

Ian Kennith Daniels spent more than six weeks in jail before being granted bail in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on the 9th of January. Mr Daniels is accused… Read More »Man Accused of Endangering Property By Fire Granted Bail

Victorian Friends Jailed In Queensland Whilst Getting Ice Cream

The Danger of Association Queensland’s anti-bikie laws have been utilised to arrest, detain and jail 5 Victorian men who were on holiday with their families in Queensland. The… Read More »Victorian Friends Jailed In Queensland Whilst Getting Ice Cream

Luke Saggus Granted Bail

Former Bandidos member Luke Saggus will spend Christmas with his family, rather than behind bars after a Supreme Court hearing on Wednesday granted him bail. Mr Saggus, represented… Read More »Luke Saggus Granted Bail

Closing Times and Emergency Contact Details During The Christmas/New Year Break

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. We will be taking a short break… Read More »Closing Times and Emergency Contact Details During The Christmas/New Year Break

Ex-Bikie Knocked Unconscious During Brawl

Paul Van Tongeren yesterday pleaded guilty to being involved in a fight at the Royal Hotel in Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. Mr Tongeren’s lawyer, Nathan Bochier of Bosscher Lawyers,… Read More »Ex-Bikie Knocked Unconscious During Brawl

Fardon Released – Parts of New Sex Offender Legislation Ruled Invalid

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed an appeal by the Attorney-General, finding that the original judgment by Justice Lyons was correct in its decision to release… Read More »Fardon Released – Parts of New Sex Offender Legislation Ruled Invalid

The Other Bikie Laws in Queensland

Recently the Queensland Government has turned its attention to the other bike riders in Queensland, the cyclists. A parliamentary committee has advised the Queensland Government on a range… Read More »The Other Bikie Laws in Queensland

“Hoon Laws” in Queensland

Since the beginning of November we have seen the implementation of tough new anti-hoon laws in relation to driving offences. These new laws mean the Queensland has the… Read More »“Hoon Laws” in Queensland

Supreme Court Grants Gunnedah Man Bail

After being initially refused bail by the Magistrates Court, Desmond Daves and his solicitor, Alex Jones, successfully applied to the Supreme Court of New South Wales to have… Read More »Supreme Court Grants Gunnedah Man Bail

The Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act

In the last few weeks our Government has taken unprecedented short cuts to “fast track” new laws in what we are told is a move by the Government… Read More »The Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act

Citizens Arrest in Queensland

A citizen’s arrest is an area of law that most people know of, but not many know about. It can be a tricky and dangerous area of law… Read More »Citizens Arrest in Queensland

Failure To Notify Prevents Police Using Previous Similar Offences

Phillip Lloyd Thompson will avoid jail after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on the Bruce Highway. Mr Thompson received an eight month jail term, suspended for 15 months,… Read More »Failure To Notify Prevents Police Using Previous Similar Offences

Pre-Trial Hearings Begin in Daniel Morcombe Trial

Parties to the Daniel Morcombe trial will be subject to a directions hearing today in the Supreme Court of Queensland. The directions hearing will determine the future conduct… Read More »Pre-Trial Hearings Begin in Daniel Morcombe Trial

Not Guilty for Man Accused of Grand Central Fire

The District Court in Toowoomba took less than one hour to return verdicts of not guilty on Army captain Gary Kristensen for allegedly setting alight four vehicles, including… Read More »Not Guilty for Man Accused of Grand Central Fire

Armed Robber Sentenced to Nine Months

Convicted armed robber Phillip Fitch will spend another six months behind bars before regaining his liberty. Mr Fitch was represented by Claire Graham, of Bosscher Lawyers, Toowoomba Fitch,… Read More »Armed Robber Sentenced to Nine Months

State Government Exposes Itself to Multiple Lawsuits

In a statement made yesterday to media, Mr Bosscher announced that ”There will be challenges up hill and down dale to these laws now that people are beginning… Read More »State Government Exposes Itself to Multiple Lawsuits

Bandidos Colours Handed Over

At least a dozen Bandido jackets as well as all club insignia were handed over yesterday to the Bosscher Lawyers office in Brisbane. The handover comes in response… Read More »Bandidos Colours Handed Over

Couple and House Sitter Sentenced for Dealing Cannabis

Brendan Gilbee, his wife Cheryl Gilbee, and family friend and house sitter Ryan Richards were sentenced in the Maroochydore District Court last Thursday. Mr Gilbee was charged with… Read More »Couple and House Sitter Sentenced for Dealing Cannabis

Parole For Man Guilty Of Binding Girlfriend With Electrical Wire

Craig William Relf, who pleaded guilty to deprivation of liberty, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, bringing stolen goods into Queensland, and common assault has been granted parole.… Read More »Parole For Man Guilty Of Binding Girlfriend With Electrical Wire

Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Morcombe Murder

A Pre-trial hearing has been set down for the 5th of November with a trial date for the 10th of February for Brett Peter Cowan, who is represented… Read More »Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Morcombe Murder

Man Sentenced After Using Mother To Smuggle Drugs

Jerry Jack Siaosi yesterday pleaded guilty to supplying drugs to a correctional centre. Mr Siaosi recruited his mother to bring into the centre 51 tablets of drugs, his… Read More »Man Sentenced After Using Mother To Smuggle Drugs

Passport Surrendered and Assets Frozen in Light of Charges

Gordonvale man, and manager of a Cairns food wholesale business, Anthony McEwan, has had his assets frozen and surrendered his passport after charges accusing him of approximately $1.5… Read More »Passport Surrendered and Assets Frozen in Light of Charges

Jade Lacey Sentenced to No Additional Jail Time

The Brisbane Magistrates Court has chosen not to extend the custodial sentence of Mr Jade Lacey, who faced four charges including discharging a weapon in a public place,… Read More »Jade Lacey Sentenced to No Additional Jail Time

Queensland Man Faces Multiple Drug Offences

A Southport local is accused of a string of drug offences near Tamworth after being allegedly found with drugs and cash in his car after being caught speeding.… Read More »Queensland Man Faces Multiple Drug Offences

Builder and Guard Accused of Extortion

A Builder from Queensland, and Brisbane Correctional Centre Guard were previously extradited from Queensland to New South Wales in order to appear before the Hornsby local Court. Both… Read More »Builder and Guard Accused of Extortion

Potential 6 Month Delay on Joan Ryther Case

A hold up in the provision of DNA evidence in the Joan Ryther murder case may delay proceedings for up to 6 months, the Beenleigh Magistrates Court has… Read More »Potential 6 Month Delay on Joan Ryther Case

Hearing Date Set for Murder Trial

It is anticipated that approximately 18 witnesses could be called at a pre-trial hearing of Brett Cowan, the man charged with the murder of Queensland school boy Daniel… Read More »Hearing Date Set for Murder Trial

Probation and Reparation Order for Under Declaring Income to Centrelink

A 36 year old woman was sentenced to 18 months probation and ordered to repay $15,322 to the Commonwealth for under reporting her income for almost 2 years.… Read More »Probation and Reparation Order for Under Declaring Income to Centrelink

Bosscher Lawyer’s Mentoring New Legal Talent

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane at Bosscher Lawyers have had a long standing commitment to the training and mentoring of law students who wish to practice in the criminal law… Read More »Bosscher Lawyer’s Mentoring New Legal Talent

Are There Strong Enough Protections from Discrimination based on Criminal History?

Here at Bosscher Lawyers we are concerned not just with getting the best possible result for you at sentence but with the ongoing wellbeing of our clients following the… Read More »Are There Strong Enough Protections from Discrimination based on Criminal History?

3 Months for Glassing Attack

A 23 year old woman was sentenced to 3 month imprisonment in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for her alleged “glassing” of a 57 year old woman. The Toowoomba… Read More »3 Months for Glassing Attack

Toowoomba’s Bonnie and Clyde

A couple, who allegedly went on a five month spree of crime in Toowoomba and surrounding regions, were dubbed as the latter day, Bonnie & Clyde. In the… Read More »Toowoomba’s Bonnie and Clyde

DNA Does Not Prove Guilt

The 18-year-old man who is accused of the rape and murder of Joan Ryther was denied bail during a hearing in the Supreme Court in Brisbane on Wednesday.… Read More »DNA Does Not Prove Guilt

The Presumption of Innocence

We think it prudent to reissue this piece due to the aggressive stance that some people have taken over recent criminal law matters of which Bosscher Lawyers are… Read More »The Presumption of Innocence

Bail Application for Accused Killer

The 18 year old man charged with the alleged rape and murder of Logan woman, Joan Ryther will make an application for bail next week, according to his… Read More »Bail Application for Accused Killer

Teen Will Defend Rape & Murder Charges

The 18-year-old man charged with the rape and murder of pregnant Logan woman Joan Ryther will “vigorously defend the charges“, Michael Bosscher of Boscher Lawyers told media today.… Read More »Teen Will Defend Rape & Murder Charges

No Conviction Recorded

Tanya Szogi allegedly ran up a gutter in front of a police patrol, after twice crashing her car. “I’m drunk, I’m guilty”, the 42-year-old told officers. Szogi pleaded… Read More »No Conviction Recorded

NOT GUILTY!

In the heavily watched case of Samuel Collins, a jury took just one day to find him not guilty of manslaughter but guilty of the lesser charge of… Read More »NOT GUILTY!

Phoning 000 Ends Badly

A man who repeatedly called 000 was charged by police for being a nuisance. The Maroochydore Magistrates Court was told that Wayne Keir had called police four times.… Read More »Phoning 000 Ends Badly

Sunshine Coast Crime Spree

In the Maroochydore Magistrates Court, Matthew Hunt appeared to face numerous charges arising from a one-night Noosa rampage with his alleged 20-year-old co-offender, Nathan Bell. Defence lawyer Anna… Read More »Sunshine Coast Crime Spree

3 Months Jail for Police Assault

A Toowoomba man was convicted of assaulting an officer and sentenced to three months imprisonment in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court. It was alleged that Michael Jarvis had walked… Read More »3 Months Jail for Police Assault

Manslaughter Trial of Samuel Collins

In the Supreme Court of Queensland in Brisbane, 19 year old Samuel Collins is pleading not guilty to the charge of manslaughter, arising out of the death of… Read More »Manslaughter Trial of Samuel Collins

Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charges

A young man, charged with offences relating to the death of a 21 year old allegedly as a result of dangerous driving is pleading not guilty. In the… Read More »Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charges

Perils of Text Messaging

A 20-year-old Toowoomba man is about to spend three weeks in custody due to a spate of text messages, breaching a court order. The Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard… Read More »Perils of Text Messaging

Court Delays Not Just in Morcombe

Media attention over the last few days relating to the anticipated delays in the trial of the man who allegedly abducted and murdered, Daniel Morcombe are by no… Read More »Court Delays Not Just in Morcombe

No Jail for Throwing Chairs at Police

In a remarkable outcome, a man has avoided a custodial sentence for throwing chairs and a table at a police woman and consequently injuring her. The defendant pleaded… Read More »No Jail for Throwing Chairs at Police

Drug Charges for a Person Unaware

A 38 year old woman was sentenced last week by the Supreme Court for permitting the use of a place for the production of drugs, even though she… Read More »Drug Charges for a Person Unaware

Bail Application Success

On Friday, the Queensland Supreme Court granted bail to a man charged with possessing dangerous drugs and utensils and breaching his previous drug charges with other alleged offences.… Read More »Bail Application Success

Accused Gunman in Court

Mohammed Hijazi, the alleged armed bandit appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on charges of robbery, assault and drug related matters relating to a number of separate robberies in… Read More »Accused Gunman in Court

Accused Drug Traffickers Alleged to Have Smuggled $15.5 million

Accused Drug Traffickers, Lam Hoang Tran, 21; Duy Hoa Pham, 32; and Tam Minh Dang, 47 have been charged with various offences arising out of one of Queensland’s… Read More »Accused Drug Traffickers Alleged to Have Smuggled $15.5 million

Mother of Two Escapes Jail

Mother of two Milka Bracanovic who allegedly tried to smuggle approximately 10,000 tablets of a restricted drug through Brisbane International Airport was placed on a Good Behaviour Bond… Read More »Mother of Two Escapes Jail

Congratulations Ashkan Tai

Bosscher Lawyers is proud to announce the admission of Ashkan Tai as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court Of Queensland. “It’s great to have Ash admitted. He’s a… Read More »Congratulations Ashkan Tai

Court of Appeal Backs Bail for Alleged Importer

Queensland’s Court of Appeal yesterday has upheld a Judge’s decision to grant bail to a man who allegedly imported 58 kgs of heroin, with a street value of… Read More »Court of Appeal Backs Bail for Alleged Importer

Bosscher Lawyers Appear on Stay Application

Bosscher Lawyers are acting for Vietnamese-Australian Tam Minh Danga who is at the centre of alleged importation of 58kg of heroin – worth an estimated $15 million. Dang,… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers Appear on Stay Application

Late Complaints in Sexual Abuse Matters

In the last 5 – 10 years there seems to have been a substantial increase in the amount of complaints to authorities of sexual abuse arising from incidents… Read More »Late Complaints in Sexual Abuse Matters

Carmody Inquiry Continues

Solicitor Michael Bosscher, representing whistle-blower Kevin Lindeberg has cross-examined former Families Minister Anne Warner, during the course of another day in the Carmody Inquiry. The inquiry is examining… Read More »Carmody Inquiry Continues

Cowan Committed to Stand Trial

Daniel Morcombe’s accused murderer has been committed to stand trial in Queensland’s Supreme Court. Mr Cowan will face the Supreme Court accused of child stealing, deprivation of liberty,… Read More »Cowan Committed to Stand Trial

Alleged Admissions by Morcombe Accused

Brett Peter Cowan, the man charged with the murder of Daniel Morcombe allegedly admitted to Queensland Police that it only took seconds to lure Daniel Morcombe from where… Read More »Alleged Admissions by Morcombe Accused

Morcombe Committal Hearing continues

The Committal Hearing into the abduction and murder of Daniel Morcombe continued in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday where eight police officers gave evidence. Six of those were… Read More »Morcombe Committal Hearing continues

Hope You’re All Safe

Our sympathy goes out to all those impacted by yet another round of floods. It has had such a catastrophic impact upon many people, some of them, second-time… Read More »Hope You’re All Safe

Joyride in Stolen Car

Bosscher Lawyers’ Yassar Khan has successfully represented a man who led police on a chase from Ipswich to Lowood. Joshua Waikato Pirini, 18, was picked up by a… Read More »Joyride in Stolen Car

Carmody Inquiry

The alleged sexual assault of a 14 year old girl at the John Oxley Youth Centre in the 1980’s has resulted in two decades of accusations that the… Read More »Carmody Inquiry

Day Six in Morcombe Matter

Day six of committal proceedings at the Brisbane Magistrates Court has seen the cross examination of nine witnesses, six of those were passengers on a bus that passed… Read More »Day Six in Morcombe Matter

Day Three in Morcombe Matter

Day three of the Daniel Morcombe committal hearing continued in Brisbane today, whereby Defence counsel Michael Bosscher continued to cross examine forensic podiatrist, Dr Paul Bennett. Dr Bennett… Read More »Day Three in Morcombe Matter

Day One in Morcombe Matter

The committal hearing for the man accused of abducting and murdering Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe almost 9 years ago has begun in Brisbane today. Brett Peter Cowan appeared… Read More »Day One in Morcombe Matter

Bosscher Lawyers Represent Alleged Thief

Two security guards that were required to keep ATM machines in southeast Brisbane full with cash have been accused of staging an armed robbery as a part of… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers Represent Alleged Thief

Huge Heroin Smuggle

It’s been alleged by Queensland Police that three men attempted to smuggle 58 kilograms of heroin into Brisbane inside a wooden altar. The men, represented by Bosscher Lawyers… Read More »Huge Heroin Smuggle

Charged With Deprivation of Liberty & Indecent Treatment

While a group of catholic schoolgirls were on an to the Queensland Museum at South Bank on Friday, according to Police, they were approached by a man who… Read More »Charged With Deprivation of Liberty & Indecent Treatment

Bosscher Lawyers Welcome Anna Smith

Bosscher Lawyers’ Legal Practice Director, Alison Campbell has welcomed Anna Smith to the the growing team of criminal lawyers. “Anna has in excess of 14 years experience in… Read More »Bosscher Lawyers Welcome Anna Smith

Woman Allegedly Raped at Holland Park West

Bosscher Lawyers’ Alex Jones is acting for a man who has been charged with a string of offences arising out of an alleged rape of a woman in… Read More »Woman Allegedly Raped at Holland Park West

Are You Being Tapped?

In recent years Police have unleashed an extremely effective yet seemingly invisible investigative tool in their “war on crime”. The device in question fits easily in your pocket… Read More »Are You Being Tapped?

Closed Court for Morcombe Witnesses

Today, in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, matters were finalised for next month’s committal hearing. The Crown successfully applied to have six witnesses cross-examined in closed sessions, despite strenuous… Read More »Closed Court for Morcombe Witnesses

70 Kilos of Drugs Seized from Outdoor Furniture

The joint operation of the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service intercepted a 70 kilogram ice bust found in furniture that was shipped… Read More »70 Kilos of Drugs Seized from Outdoor Furniture

Deaf Man Released on Bail after Attempted Rape

A 42-year old deaf man from Nundah was released after an attempted rape case was filed against him on the Brisbane Magistrates Court. The crime happened on a… Read More »Deaf Man Released on Bail after Attempted Rape

Trafficking in Drugs

Bosscher Lawyers is representing a number of people charged with trafficking in drugs. FORTY people have been arrested on 130 drug related charges during a two day police… Read More »Trafficking in Drugs

Your right to silence – Going, Going, Gone?

The State Government of New South Wales recently announced an intention to alter the law that has for centuries provided community members the protection of the right to… Read More »Your right to silence – Going, Going, Gone?

Justice is simply a matter of perception

The fallout from the recent decision of the High Court of Australia in Patel v The Queen has highlighted the fact that “justice” is a construct of perception… Read More »Justice is simply a matter of perception

Tough New Graffiti Laws Miss Point

The NSW Attorney General, Mr Greg Smith, SC has announced ‘tough’ new laws tackling graffiti particularly among juvenile offenders. The Government’s Media Release can be found below: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/Corporate/ll_corporate.nsf/vwFiles/220812_graffiti_law.pdf/$file/220812_graffiti_law.pdf… Read More »Tough New Graffiti Laws Miss Point

Queensland Courts Offender Levy

The Queensland Government has introduced a levy to offenders sentenced in a Queensland court The purpose of the levy is to help pay for the cost of law… Read More »Queensland Courts Offender Levy

The Going to Court Checklist

1.  Receive summons/notice to appear/granted watch-house bail 2. Confirm exactly which courthouse you are to appear before Double check your paperwork or alternatively ring the appropriate courthouse registry… Read More »The Going to Court Checklist

Morcombe Hearing in November

In the case of Brett Cowan, the man alleged to have committed the murder of Daniel Morcombe, Bosscher Lawyers, Michael Bosscher has had the matter set down for… Read More »Morcombe Hearing in November

Hostage Siege Case

Michael Bosscher of Bosscher Lawyers will appear on behalf of Mr Steven Cheetham on July 3 in relation to a hostage siege that took place in Mt Gravatt… Read More »Hostage Siege Case

Morcombe Case Grinds Slowly

Parents of Daniel Morcombe have expressed concern that the trial of their son’s alleged murderer, Brett Peter Cowan, may not be for at least another three years. Last… Read More »Morcombe Case Grinds Slowly

Family Jailed for Drug Trafficking

A Sunshine Coast family immersed in a complex drug syndicate were jailed yesterday as a strong-hold of supporters watched as their loved ones were led away to prison.… Read More »Family Jailed for Drug Trafficking

Huge Drug Bust

Bosscher Lawyers are actively representing a number of people charged with an array of offences in what has been called, a “Huge Bust.” In excess of 200 charges… Read More »Huge Drug Bust

Apology Attempt Ends Badly

A Maleny man found himself before a judge after attempting to avoid police action went pear-shaped. Joachim Andrew Coonan, represented by Bosscher Lawyers had every intention to resolve… Read More »Apology Attempt Ends Badly

Lawyer Allegedly Misbehaves

A Sydney lawyer faced court charged with failing to sit in his allocated seat. Sean David Bluett has been accused of failing to comply with an instruction to… Read More »Lawyer Allegedly Misbehaves