Evasion Offences by Hannah Pugh

Evasion Offence: Sentencing Inconsistencies Resolved   Failing to stop a vehicle at the direction…


Children's Detention by Terry O'Gorman

Two Mt Isa Childrens Court cases that have been published on the Queensland Courts website recently…


The important role of a plea of guilty by Emma Higgins

A plea of guilty is an acceptance of guilt to the offences charged. It is a choice made by the…


Restricted prisoner declarations – a flagrant breach of human rights by Dan Rogers

Restricted prisoner declarations – a flagrant breach of human rights Queensland Law Society wrote a…


Part 3: Appeals Process in Queensland - Should Queensland adopt a second right of appeal? by Ella Scoles

Part 3: Appeals Process in Queensland - Should Queensland adopt a second right of appeal? by Ella…


Part 2: Appeals Process in Queensland - Other jurisdictions and judicial interpretation by Ella Scoles

Part 2: Appeals Process in Queensland - Other jurisdictions and judicial interpretation Our first…


Dismissal of Charges Based on Unsoundness of Mind or Unfitness for Trial by Linda Cho

Dismissal of Charges Based on Unsoundness of Mind or Unfitness for Trial Magistrates have the power…


Part 1: Appeals Process in Queensland - Introduction, History and Queensland Process by Ella Scoles

Part 1 of a 3 part series explores the Appeals Process in Queensland.  In this blog, we look at the…


Who is “the occupier” of a vehicle under section 129(1)(c) Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (Qld)? by Hannah Pugh

Who is “the occupier” of a vehicle under section 129(1)(c) Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (Qld)? “The…


PPRA and Non-Recording of Evidence - R v Jeffers and Morcom by Ella Scoles

INTRODUCTION The Supreme Court of Queensland recently published an interesting pre-trial ruling in…