If you’re facing charges or a criminal investigation, an experienced criminal defence lawyer can make all the differe nce in achieving the best outcome for your case. At Brooke Winter Solicitors, with an ex-police prosecutor on staff, our specialist criminal lawyers know both sides of the law. And we’re on your side.
The best criminal lawyer will work with you to understand your options. This might take the form of legal advice, representation in court, or even just giving you some clarity about where you stand.
Brooke Winter Solicitors can take some of the stress and uncertainty out of this difficult situation. We’ll make sure you are aware of each step in the process, and work together with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our criminal lawyers can represent you in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Hobart and regional Queensland or Tasmanian courts. To learn more about how we can work with you on criminal law matters, contact us now for a phone consultation.
Quick and accurate advice from a specialised criminal lawyer is essential to protect your rights. Brooke Winter Solicitors can give you professional advice and representation for all criminal law matters.
Call us on 1300 066 669 if you have any questions. We can assist you no matter where you are located and can appear in every court.
If you are found guilty of a traffic or criminal offence, you may have a conviction recorded against you on your traffic history or criminal history.
Under section 12 of the Penalties and State Sentences Act in Queensland, the court has the power to consider whether or not to record a conviction in circumstances where a person has not received a term of imprisonment. If you are found guilty of an offence, meaning you have been unsuccessful at trial and the Magistrate finds you guilty, there is a higher chance that the court will record a conviction against you because of the lack of remorse displayed by you for taking the matter to trial. This however depends on your circumstances and the nature of the charge.
If you wish for the court to consider not recording a conviction against you, you need to make submissions concerning the following factors and why you say a conviction ought not be recorded:
1. the nature of the offence; and
2. Your character and age; and
3. the impact that recording a conviction will have on you including your economic or social wellbeing or your chances of finding employment.
The court must record convictions against you if you receive any term of imprisonment. If you wish to discuss your matter in more detail, please feel free to give us a call.
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