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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...

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, or losing your licence and potentially losing your job. Speeding is a ticketable offence. Essentially this means that...

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 be done away with in a few weeks. A total ban on smoking will become effective from 5...