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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 statement on Thursday. The Inquiry will investigate: Trends and types of crimes being committed in Queensland; The impact of crime; Contributory...

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 Faculty of Law Prize Ceremony on Tuesday 13 May. The ceremony provides a unique opportunity for Bosscher Lawyers...

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 Thursday are wide ranging and include for the most part an increase in penalties to offenders, but also...

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, allowing for 2 exceptions to the double jeopardy rule, allowing persons acquitted of an offence to be retried. The...

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 that involved three men and a woman on Australia Day in 2012. The female victim, and Crown witness,...

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 to procure a child under 16 years. The offences were committed between February 15 and 19 in...