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Specialist Criminal Law Firm Queensland
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:25

10 reasons to engage us for your criminal charge

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Regardless of how serious or minor your charge before the Court is, it is always recommended that you obtain an experienced lawyer to represent you in Court. Whilst the punishment is always decided by the Court a lawyer can influence the Court’s decision on what penalty is handed down to you.

Often our client’s livelihood depends on minimising any penalty imposed by the court.

Here are 10 reasons why you should engage us;

  1. We can obtain and go over the QP9 (charge) document with you to ensure there is nothing wrong with the way you have been charged and evaluate whether it may be possible to downgrade your charge
  2. We can advise you on what you can do to minimise the penalties you are likely to receive
  3. We know the judges and what they want to hear to give you the lowest penalty. We clearly inform the judge of all your personal, and mitigating circumstances as well as any other factors relevant to the charge and how the penalties handed down are going to affect you
  4. We have good relationships with the prosecutors meaning we can often have them support the penalty we are asking the court to impose or make changes to what they will tell the court 
  5. We are there to help you through the process and make everything as stress free as possible, in most cases you will not have to say anything in court
  6. Engaging us shows the court you are taking your charges seriously
  7. Your matter will be heard early, often first, you do not have to wait for 20-40 other matters to be heard before you
  8. You will be fully informed of what is to happen in court and what this means for you after court
  9. Unlike the prosecutor or the Judge, we are there to look after you, your privacy and your interests
  10. We offer fixed fee so you can be certain of your legal costs


Often we receive enquiries from people who have not engaged a lawyer and are unhappy with their outcome. Whilst an appeal is possible, it is an expensive and lengthy avenue.

Engaging us to represent you gives you the best chance at obtaining the absolute lowest penalty   We are one of the leading criminal law firms in South East Queensland, everyday our lawyers are in court getting the best outcome for clients.

If you want to engage us or just need further information or advice then you can either call us on 1300 952 255 seven days a week, 7am to 7pm

This article is written by Steven Brough one of Queensland’s most experienced criminal lawyers.



The information provided is for informational use only, and are in no way intended to constitute legal advice or to create a lawyer-client relationship, and you should not act or rely upon any information appearing in this article without seeking the advice of a lawyer. Moreover, because the law is constantly changing, the information appearing in this article are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date.  Steven and Clarity law only undertake matters in Queensland.


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Steven Brough

Steven Brough is a criminal defence lawyer and founder of Clarity Law with over 22 years experience he has appeared in almost every court in Queensland representing clients charged with criminal offences and getting them the best outcome possible.