Criminal Lawyers Gold Coast

Have you been charged with an offense?

Being charged with a criminal offense doesn’t mean you are guilty. There are various reasons why someone may be found not guilty or have their charges dropped before reaching court. Save U Legal are solicitors servicing the Gold Coast. We can help you if you have been charged with any of the following:

  • Lack of evidence presented by the police
  • Illegal or improper police investigation
  • Use of a recognized defense
  • Police witnesses not available or absent
  • Incorrect charges

It’s crucial to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal lawyer if you are charged with any offense. Our Principal Director and solicitor at Save U Legal on the Gold Coast has extensive experience in criminal law and can guide you through the process of any criminal charge brought against you.

Criminal Law: Appeals to District Court

Appeals from the magistrate court to the district court should be lodged within 28 days of the magistrate’s sentence. Grounds for appeal against conviction may include:

  • Judicial error (i.e., wrong decision in law)
  • Decision not supported by evidence
  • Verdict is unreasonable
  • Verdict amounts to a miscarriage of justice

Appeals against sentence can be based on the sentence being manifestly excessive. Note that courts can increase a sentence on appeal if deemed appropriate.

The grounds for appeal against sentence can be on the basis that the sentence is manifestly excessive. Note: Courts can increase a sentence on appeal if it thinks fit.

For legal advice contact Save U Legal – Gold Coast Solicitors.

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The process for appeals is complex and often requires a specialist lawyer or barrister. Appeals against conviction can result in:

  • Setting aside the conviction
  • Dismissing the appeal
  • Remitting the matter to court

Appeals against sentence can result in:

  • Setting aside the sentence
  • Varying the sentence
  • Dismissing the appeal

Our solicitors and criminal lawyers at Save U Legal on the Gold Coast can advise you on your prospects for success and assist in lodging and managing your appeal.

Criminal Law: Drink & Drug Driving on The Gold Coast

Have you been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Save U Legal offers affordable and professional legal representation on the Gold Coast.

The law surrounding drink and drug driving is complex, requiring the services of a qualified and experienced lawyer. This area of law sees frequent offenses being determined in local courts around the Gold Coast.

With intense media and community focus on drink and drug driving, the courts generally do not excuse breaches of law. Sentencing often emphasizes general deterrence, with few drivers having charges dismissed or convictions avoided, especially in high-range cases.

Many people are unaware of mandatory sentences for these offenses. Once a court finds a person guilty and convicts them, it is bound by mandatory suspension periods for driving licenses. For example, a first-offense low-range PCA (0.05-0.08) results in a minimum license suspension of 1 month in QLD. License suspensions cannot be circumvented once a conviction is found. For assistance with alcohol abuse, please visit Alcoholics Anonymous.

Criminal Law: Mandatory Interlock

Amendments to the legislation have introduced mandatory interlock offenses in both NSW and QLD for high-range offenses. While interlock orders help people get back on the road faster, they also create significant inconvenience and expense due to the need for installation and calibration.

Exemptions from interlock orders are difficult to obtain. In nearly all cases, the interlock order is applied. If you or a loved one have matters involving interlock orders, please contact our office for relevant advice.

 

Should  you or a loved one have any matters involving interlock orders please contact our office for the relevant advice.

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Drug Charges

Drug charges are serious and can result in substantial penalties, including imprisonment.

Possession

While many clients do not consider possession of drugs a major issue, government agencies and future employers do. A conviction for possession can greatly impact your future. Before pleading guilty, ensure you have all the information to make an informed choice.

Save U Legal on the Gold Coast has extensive experience defending serious offenses such as drug manufacture or operating a clandestine laboratory. These charges are extremely serious and can result in long prison sentences, typically handled by higher courts such as the District Court. For help with drug addiction, please visit Healthdirect Drug Abuse.

Our solicitors and criminal lawyers at Save U Legal on the Gold Coast have experience in both local and district courts for serious drug matters.

Sexual Assault Charges Gold Coast

Sexual assault charges are very serious and can result in significant custodial sentences if found guilty. Our experienced solicitors at Save U Legal can quickly review your case and provide advice on your chances of a successful defense.

We often see cases where clients are not guilty of sexual assault due to:

  • The act being consensual, with the complainant later withdrawing consent
  • The act not occurring at all, with the complainant motivated by other reasons

At Save U Legal, we provide advice and representation to defend your liberty and reputation against these types of criminal charges.

Breach of Child Sex Offenders Register

Save U Legal has represented many individuals on the Child Sex Offenders Register. We believe everyone deserves a second chance and defend alleged breaches, noting that police often prosecute with a vindictive attitude. At Save U Legal, we don’t judge, we act. Call us today.

Area’s Save U Legal Cover In The Gold Coast

We cover all of the gold coast and will represent you if you are located in any of the following suburbs: Advancetown
Alberton
Anglers Paradise
Arundel
Ashmore
Austinville
Bahrs Scrub
Bannockburn
Beechmont
Beenleigh
Belivah
Benobble
Benowa
Benowa Waters
Bethania
Biggera Waters
Bilinga
Bonogin
Boyland
Broadbeach
Broadbeach Waters
Bundall
Burleigh Heads
Burleigh Waters
Canungra
Carrara
Chevron Island
Clagiraba
Clear Island Waters
Coolangatta
Coombabah
Coomera
Coomera Waters
Cronin Island
Currumbin
Currumbin Valley
Currumbin Waters
Eagle Heights
Eagleby
Edens Landing
Elanora
Ephraim Island
Ferny Glen
Florida Gardens
Flying Fox
Gaven
Gilberton
Gilston
Guanaba
Helensvale
Highland Park
Hollywell
Holmview
Hope Island
Illinbah
Isle Of Capri
Jacobs Well
Kingsholme
Kirra
Labrador
Lamington National Park
Lower Beechmont
Luscombe
Main Beach
Maudsland
Mermaid Beach
Mermaid Waters
Merrimac
Miami
Molendinar
Monterey Keys
Mount Nathan
Mount Warren Park
Mudgeeraba
Natural Bridge
Nerang
Neranwood
Nobby Beach
Norwell
Numinbah Valley
Ormeau
Ormeau Hills
Oxenford
Pacific Pines
Palm Beach
Paradise Island
Paradise Point
Paradise Waters
Parkwood
Pimpama
Reedy Creek
Robina
Runaway Bay
Sanctuary Cove
Santa Barbara
Sarabah
South Stradbroke
Southern Moreton Bay Isla…
Southport
Southport Park
Sovereign Islands
Springbrook
Stapylton
Steiglitz
Studio Village
Surfers Paradise
Tallai
Tallebudgera
Tallebudgera Valley
Tamborine Mountain
Tugun
Upper Coomera
Varsity Lakes
Waterford
Willow Vale
Windaroo
Witheren
Wolffdene
Wongawallan
Wonglepong
Woongoolba
Worongary
Yatala