Domestic violence convictions

The Queensland Parliament passed laws in 2015 which allow a court to record the convictions of domestic violence offences. Previously, a person’s criminal history did not state whether an offence was committed in domestic circumstances.

This is particularly relevant if the person is convicted of an offence that would not normally be considered a domestic violence offence, for example, assault. If the offender is convicted of a contravening a domestic violence order, they will face a higher penalty if they have been convicted of a domestic violence offence within the last five years.

Robertson O’Gorman has extensive experience providing legal advice regarding domestic violence matters. Call us today on 3034 0000.