criminal lawyer

Police Station

Can Lawyers Attend Police Interviews?

Can Lawyers Attend Police Interviews? The issue of whether criminal lawyers can attend a Police Interview has a couple of very simple answers: “yes they can” and “yes we do”. I was contacted recently by a man who was struggling because...

Mentor and Mentee

A Good Mentor

A Good Mentor Having managed to complete a law degree without ever having the intention or desire to be a lawyer, early one March morning some years ago, I found myself in a job interview for a position as a...

Cowboy Hat on Australian Map With QLD Highlighted

Queensland: The state of cowboy politicians

Queensland: The state of cowboy politicians Given the amount of interest in the last blog about the new drug laws in Queensland we asked Fiona Patten to explain further how the drug laws have been amended and the effect of...

Shadows

What is the point of the Sex Offender Registry?

What is the point of the Sex Offender Registry? Last week I attended a plea for a client who was charged with failing to notify the Sex Offender Registry that he had changed work places. Now, let’s rewind the clock...

Prison Fence

The persistent questions surrounding pre-sentence detention, Renzella time and Doubly Warranted Detention

The persistent questions surrounding pre-sentence detention, Renzella time and Doubly Warranted Detention It will, from time to time, occur that a client currently serving a sentence will come before the Courts to be sentenced on a separate and unrelated matter...