Brisbane Criminal Lawyers

Providing trusted advice and prompt service to assist you when you have been charged with a traffic offence or criminal offence.

If you are facing charges for a traffic offence or criminal offence, it is critical to your case to seek advice from an experienced criminal lawyer who can help you understand what to do next and represent you to help you resolve your matter.

Our Brisbane Criminal Lawyers are available 24/7 to help guide you through the legal process and help you understand your rights. Contact our team any time by calling 1800 621 071.

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Our Brisbane Criminal Law services include:

Our Brisbane lawyers can assist with traffic charges related to:

  • Driving unlicenced or whilst disqualified or suspended from driving
  • Drink driving or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Dangerous or negligent driving
  • Major traffic offences

We can also help you make an application for a special hardship licence or work licence, or assist with licence appeals.

An assault charge can be very serious and it is vital that you seek legal advice and quality representation as soon as possible if you have been charged with assault.

We can assist with charges related to:

  • Common assault
  • Intent to cause grievous bodily harm
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault in self-defence
  • Assault causing death


Our experienced Brisbane Criminal Lawyers can support you throughout the process and assist you with dealing with the relevant authorities if you have been charged with assault.

Our Brisbane Criminal Lawyers can provide you with options for possible defences if you have been charged with breaking, entering or stealing.

We will explain what you can expect from the court process and support you every step of the way. We will also help you understand what the police need to prove in order to make their case and our team will explain the types of penalties that may be ordered by the court if you are convicted of the crime.

Robbery charges can range from minor offences, which may result in a good behaviour bond or fine being ordered, to serious offences carrying a prison sentence.

Our Criminal Lawyers can assist you with all robbery related charges. For representation or advice, call 1800 621 071. Our Brisbane team will ensure you have the support you need to give you the best chance of success in fighting the charges made against you and obtaining a lesser penalty if found guilty.

If you have been charged with a drug offence in Brisbane we will work closely with you to ensure all the facts of the matter are considered. Let our lawyers deal with the authorities on your behalf to ensure you can reach the most favourable outcome possible.

We can assist you if you have been charged with:

  • Using drugs
  • Possessing drugs
  • Supplying drugs
  • Importing prohibited drugs
  • Cultivating or manufacturing drugs

White-collar crime can cover a wide range of offences, including workplace offences, occupational health and safety offences, tax offences, and Commonwealth offences.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are highly experienced in this complex area of law and our trial lawyers are familiar with the investigative processes undertaken by the police and enforcement agencies. Our expertise in this area can help you put forward the best possible defence.

Being charged with fraud can have a significant impact on your life and charges of these nature can affect your ability to work and obtain financial assistance in the future. Our experienced Brisbane fraud defence team will help you put forward the best possible defence to defend fraud charges made against you.

Acts of fraud can be wide ranging and involve deception in workplace or personal situations which results in obtaining property that belongs to someone else, or involves you gaining a financial edge.

The offence must involve an offender, a victim, and an absence of control or safeguards.

If you have been charged with obstructing, perverting, preventing, or defeating the course of justice or administration of the law, you may have a number of defences available to you.

Our Brisbane Criminal Lawyers can help you attempt to negotiate a plea to a less serious offence with lesser penalties. It is vital to your case that you get trusted advice as soon as possible. Call our 24/7 phone line on 1800 621 071 to learn about your options and what steps you need to take next.

Otherwise referred to as DVOs or AVOs, a domestic violence order or apprehended violence order is an official document issued by the court against a person ordering them to stop making threats against someone else, or acts of violence.

A DVO/AVO will outline its own set of terms and conditions that are relevant to the situation. A protection order may prevent a person from contacting the other person or attending their residence, place of work, or other public locations.

Our Brisbane lawyers can represent either the applicant (the person taking out the DVO or AVO where police have not issued it on their behalf) or the defendant (the person the DVO/AVO was taken out against).

In Queensland, breaching a DVO carries a maximum penalty of 3 years imprisonment (or 120 penalty units) if within 5 years the respondent has previously been convicted of a similar offence. Otherwise, beaching a DVO carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment (or 60 penalty units) if the respondent has not had any previous convictions.

FAQs

Contact our Criminal Law team any time on 1800 621 071. It is important to understand that you are required to give your name, age and address to the police, but you are not required to give any other information before speaking to a lawyer and getting advice.

If you are facing charges for any offence and need to go to court, it is vital that you are represented by an experienced criminal lawyer who can defend you and try to reduce any penalty or imprisonment you may be faced with. Our Brisbane criminal lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with police charges and representing clients before magistrates. We will help you position your case so that you have the best possible defence.

In order to help you, we need as much information as possible. If we have all the information, including small details you may not think are relevant, it can help make a significant difference in planning your defence. We cannot do our job properly if we do not have all the facts.

The documents we need (if they are available at the time of your consultation) include:

  • QP9 (Police summary of facts – QLD)
  • Photographs and statements of your account of events
  • Witness contact details
  • Court Attendance Notices with Fact Sheets (NSW)

It is very important that you do not speak to anyone about your case. You must be cautious about providing information to anyone because that person may be called as a witness to testify against you. The only communication that is privileged is the private communication you have with your lawyer. We always recommend that you stay off social media until your matter has concluded.

Yes! A criminal record can affect you on many levels. To name a few:

  • If you wish to travel overseas, there are certain countries that will prevent you from entering.
  • Your employment opportunities can be restricted.
  • You may find it difficult to rent property; landlords will naturally be cautious about rental applicants that have a criminal record.
  • You may not be able to become an Australian citizen if you are not a naturalized citizen. It will be a requirement to satisfy that you are a fit and proper person.


For all the above reasons and more it is always recommended that you get trusted legal representation to defend you at a court hearing if you are facing criminal charges. The aim should always be to try to ensure any conviction is NOT recorded.

Yes. If you have been convicted, you can appeal a court decision on all grounds or only as to the penalty that has been imposed on you.

If you do make an appeal, it is important to understand that the Judge can impose a harsher penalty, so you must consider this risk beforehand.

If you have been charged with a drink driving offence, we may suggest that you complete a traffic offender program.

This program is designed to educate drivers who have already been in trouble with the law, and help them become safer road users, reducing the likelihood of reoffending.

Failure to complete a traffic offender program does not necessarily mean the penalty can be greater, however you miss out on the benefit of a lesser charge. Our Brisbane team often get feedback from our clients that they got surprising benefits from completing the program.

If you have been served with a domestic violence order or apprehended violence order, you can consent without admission of the facts alleged in the application. The alternative to consenting to the application is to contest it, however success is never guaranteed.

In QLD, the period of the order is usually five years. This time can be lessened if circumstances are demonstrated as to why this should be shortened. Consenting to an order is NOT a criminal offence, however if you breach the order, the breach can carry gaol time.

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With specialised experience in traffic offences and criminal law, our Brisbane team are here to help you through this challenging time and will support you throughout the process.

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