Criminal Law & Traffic Offences

Have you been charged with a criminal or traffic offence? 

Attwood Marshall’s Criminal Law Department are here to assist you in relation to all criminal offences, traffic offences and apprehended violence orders in both NSW and QLD jurisdictions.

We have successfully defended charges, withdrawal of charges and charge bargaining / plea negotiations.

Traffic Offences:

Attwood Marshall’s Criminal Law Department are here to assist you in relation to traffic offences in both NSW and QLD jurisdictions.

  • Drink driving
  • Driving whilst suspended/disqualified/unlicensed
  • Negligent/dangerous driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Licence appeals (speeding/demerit points)
  • Other major traffic offences

Criminal Offences:

  • Assault
  • Break, Enter and Steal,
  • Contravene Apprehended Violence Order
  • Drug offences
  • Fraud
  • Perverting the course of justice
  • Resist arrest or hinder police
  • Robbery
  • All other major criminal matters
  • White collar crime

Apprehended Violence Orders:

  • Defend/Apply/Contravention of an Apprehended Violence Order.

We take the time to understand the needs of our clients to ensure we get the best results. Contact Attwood Marshall Lawyers, and book an appointment on 07 5536 9777 or email info@attwoodmarshall.com.au.

With three offices conveniently located at Robina, Coolangatta – Tweed and Kingscliff, you can also visit us an office near you.

Assault

An assault charge can cover a wide variety of offences from common assault and intent to cause grievous bodily harm, to aggravated assault, assault causing death and assault in self-defence. The consequences of an assault conviction can vary from a fine, a good behaviour bond or a community service order to periodic detention or a prison sentence for more serious offences.

If you’ve been charged with assault, it’s vital that you get proficient legal advice as soon as possible.

At Attwood Marshall, our Criminal Lawyers across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are highly specialised in the field and will be able to guide you through the process while also dealing with any relevant authorities.

Breaking, Entering and Stealing

An assault charge can cover a wide variety of offences from common assault and intent to cause grievous bodily harm, to aggravated assault, assault causing death and assault in self-defence. The consequences of an assault conviction can vary from a fine, a good behaviour bond or a community service order to periodic detention or a prison sentence for more serious offences.

If you’ve been charged with assault, it’s vital that you get proficient legal advice as soon as possible.

At Attwood Marshall, our Criminal Lawyers across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are highly specialised in the field and will be able to guide you through the process while also dealing with any relevant authorities.

Contravening an Apprehended Violence Order

The breach or contravention of an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500. It is considered as a serious offence as it breaches a court order as well as threatens the safety of the person who put the AVO in place.

It is important to be aware, however, that the conduct that constitutes a breach of an Apprehended Violence Order will depend on the terms of that AVO, and the breach must be intentional. You will have options in dealing with these charges in court, depending on the circumstances of your AVO – please contact Attwood Marshall’s Gold Coast and Brisbane Criminal Lawyers for the best defence for your case.

Drug Offences

Drug offences cover a broad range of categories including using, possessing, supplying, cultivating, manufacturing and importing prohibited drugs, as well as drug driving charges which fall under the classification of traffic offences.

At Attwood Marshall, we have a team of highly specialised Criminal Lawyers Gold Coast and Brisbane wide with the knowledge and experience to assist you if you’ve been charged with a drug offence in Queensland or New South Wales. We work closely with you to ensure all the facts of your case are considered, in order to handle the authorities related to your matter on your behalf and reach the most favourable result.

Fraud

Fraud involves deception or dishonesty in workplace or personal situations such as obtaining property belonging to someone else, applying someone else’s property to your own use, causing a detriment to another person, gaining an advantage for a person, and causing a person to deliver property to another.

For fraudulent behaviour to have existed, there needs to have been an offender, a victim and an absence of control or safeguards. The penalty following a fraud conviction will depend on a variety of factors including the amount of money involved, the motive behind the offence, and the length of time of the fraudulent activity.

If you’ve been charged with fraud, contact us immediately to get an experienced Criminal Lawyer on your side.

Perverting the Course of Justice

This charge generally falls under the broader category of perjury and false statement, and refers to obstructing, preventing, perverting or defeating the course of justice or administration of the law.

There are several defences available to you if you’ve been charged with perverting the course of justice. It covers a range of offences, and in many cases an experienced Criminal Lawyer will be able to successfully negotiate a plea to a less serious offence with lesser penalties. It’s vital that you seek counsel from a legal professional as soon as possible, for expert advice on your prospects of a successful defence and recommendations for moving forward in court.

Resisting Arrest or Hindering Police

Interfering with or preventing police from doing their job is an offence in Queensland and New South Wales, and you can be charged with the offence if you resist or hinder police while they are working, or encourage someone else to do so. The maximum penalty for a conviction is 10 penalty units or imprisonment for up to 12 months.

At Attwood Marshall, our Gold Coast and Brisbane Criminal Lawyers appear daily in courts across Queensland and Northern New South Wales, with a proven track record of successfully defending charges of resisting, hindering or wilfully obstructing a police officer as well as minimising penalties for guilty pleas.

Robbery

Robbery comprises of a number of offences including armed robbery, aggravated armed robbery, robbery with wounding, armed robbery in company, robbery in circumstances of aggravation, armed robbery with wounding, and demanding property with intent to steal. It ranges from minor offences resulting in a fine or good behaviour bond, to more serious offences carrying a maximum penalty of up to 14 years’ imprisonment.

Defending a robbery charge requires a dispute about the circumstances in which the alleged victim handed over the property. Professional legal counsel is imperative to ensure the best chance of success in fighting the charge or obtaining a lesser penalty – get an experienced Criminal Lawyer on your side for reliable advice, assistance and support through the process.

White Collar Crime

White collar crime covers a broad range of offences including workplace offences, tax offences, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) offences and Commonwealth offences. It is a complex area of Criminal Law that requires lawyers with trial expertise and familiarity with the investigative processes undertaken by enforcement agencies and the police.

Attwood Marshall’s Criminal Lawyers Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales wide can provide expert advice to help you understand your rights, the onus of proof, elements of offences and the conduct of jury trials to ensure you’re positioned as favourably as possible in your defence.

Defending/Applying/Contravention of an Apprehended Violence Order

Apprehended Violence Orders are made by the court against a person who makes someone else fear intimidation, harassment or for their safety. On top of the standard orders against assault, harassment, threats, intimidation and stalking, each AVO will also carry its own terms and conditions which can include preventing a person from contacting the applicant and attending their residence or work.

Our Criminal Lawyers can appear for both applicants (the person taking out the AVO) and defendants (the person the AVO is taken out against) in Apprehended Violence Order proceedings, as well as guide you through the legal process if you are charged with breaching an AVO taken out against you.