TWC Lawyers

Crime

Failing to Report Sexual Offences against Children is Now an Offence

As of 5 July 2021, it has become an offence in Queensland if you fail to report sexual offending against children. In this article, we’ll set out how the new law works, who it applies to, and what exceptions there are to the reporting requirements. The New Reporting Obligations in a Nutshell If you are …

Failing to Report Sexual Offences against Children is Now an Offence Read More »

Common Assault QLD – Definition, Penalties, Best Response

In Queensland, the term “common assault” covers a range of potential acts and incidents that might occur. Under the umbrella of common assault are several different terms that you have probably heard used, and might have wondered how they fit into the Queensland criminal law system. In this article, we’ll discuss: What is common assault; …

Common Assault QLD – Definition, Penalties, Best Response Read More »

The One Punch Law – What is It, and How Does it Work?

The offence of “unlawful striking causing death” – more commonly known as the one punch law – was introduced in Queensland in 2014 to address a perceived gap in the current criminal law system when dealing with certain types of incident. This article discusses the essential elements of the one punch law, why the one …

The One Punch Law – What is It, and How Does it Work? Read More »

TWC Lawyers – Welcome Gabby King to our TWC Team

Gabby King Graduate Lawyer Gabrielle (Gabby)  King BA (Griffith University) Gabby graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and is due to be admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Australia in December 2021. Gabby is an experienced law clerk/legal secretary working in …

TWC Lawyers – Welcome Gabby King to our TWC Team Read More »

TWC Lawyers – Welcome Michelle Landon to our TWC Team

Michelle Landon Legal Secretary BA (Southern Cross University) Michelle has previously completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Masters in Criminology at Bond University, whereby she had the opportunity to participate in work experience with the Logan office of Probation and Parole. Michelle is currently completing her Bachelor of Law degree at Southern Cross University …

TWC Lawyers – Welcome Michelle Landon to our TWC Team Read More »

Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis), Possessing a Dangerous Drug (Cannabis), Possessing things (bags, grinder, foil, scales and mobile phone).

Charge Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis), Possessing a Dangerous Drug (Cannabis), Possessing things (bags, grinder, foil, scales and mobile phone).   Background Police executed a search warrant on our client’s house to find a large amount of cannabis and implements.   Process Our client had made full admissions to police before contacting our office and …

Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis), Possessing a Dangerous Drug (Cannabis), Possessing things (bags, grinder, foil, scales and mobile phone). Read More »

What Sets TWC Lawyers Apart Among Gold Coast Law Firms?

Choosing a lawyer in Gold Coast requires more than selecting someone based on experience alone. If that was the only criteria, your search might be a short one. However, such a process is likely to lead you to one common result — serious bill shock. At TWC Lawyers, we’ve worked hard to differentiate our services …

What Sets TWC Lawyers Apart Among Gold Coast Law Firms? Read More »

Drug Driving – NSW

Charges Our client was charged with one count of driving with an illicit drug present in NSW. Background Our client was found to be driving under the influence of cannabis, the morning after having used the substance. For a first-time offender, this charge in NSW can be punishable with a fine up to $2,200.00 as …

Drug Driving – NSW Read More »

DISTRICT COURT TRIAL UPDATE

The verdict is out. After a hung jury, a mistrial and a third trial our client was found not guilty in the Brisbane District Court today for a sexual offence charge. Persistence and belief in the court system has resulted in the correct verdict for our client after enduring this charge in early 2019.