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Choosing the Best Criminal Lawyers in Ipswich: Why Clarity Law Should be Your First Choice

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When facing criminal charges, it's crucial to have the right legal representation by your side. If you find yourself in such a situation in Ipswich, Queensland, Clarity Law is the law firm you can trust. With a proven track record of success and a team of experienced criminal lawyers, we are dedicated to providing top-notch legal support tailored to your specific needs.

Criminal charges we cover

Assaults

There has been and remains a hardening attitude to assaults by the Queensland courts. Where once the court would have merely imposed a fine they are more likely now to impose a harsher sentence. The courts have continued to state that they will be increasing penalties for violence to act as a deterrence. You need a lawyer and a law firm with extensive experience with assault charges.

Learn more about assault charges

 

Bail Applications

Bail is where a person enters a written bond committing to appear before the court to answer criminal charges made against them, promising to pay the sum of money to the court if the accused does not appear.

Learn more about bail in Queensland

 

Centrelink Fraud

Centrelink fraud is one of the most common commonwealth charges that a person can be charged with. Centrelink fraud which involves false claiming of Centrelink benefits. Centrelink fraud is a serious charge and is viewed as such by courts and prosecutors and can often result in a prison sentence being imposed.

Learn more about Centrelink fraud charges

 

DVO Breaches

The charge of breaching a domestic violence order is on the rise in Queensland. Clarity Law can provide information and guidance to someone charged or accused of breaching a domestic violence order in Queensland. The courts are imposing harsher and harsher penalties due to public pressure so act now and get legal advice to protect yourself.

Learn more about DVO Breaches

 

Drugs

A drug charge in Queensland is dealt with very seriously in the courts.  There are a wide variety of drug offences ranging from simple possession to more serious charges such as producing dangerous drugs and trafficking.  The seriousness of a drug charge depends on the drug involved, the amount of the drug and whether a person was merely possessing drugs or had an intention of selling those drugs.  

Learn more about drug charges in Caboolture

 

Fraud

The term “fraud” covers a broad range of behaviours that fall outside the narrower offence of stealing but are nevertheless designed to deprive someone else of their property, or some interest therein. The common thread that ties these behaviours together is that they are done “dishonestly.” Fraud can also related to dishonest actions in regards to tax debts

Learn more about fraud charges

 

Making a false declaration in Queensland

According to the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, making a false declaration is a criminal offence. Section 11 of the Act states that a person must not intentionally make a false statement in a statutory declaration. The maximum penalty for this offence is 4 years imprisonment.

Learn more about Making a false declaration in Queensland

 

Obstruct or Assault Police

The charge of assault or obstruct police is a very common charge in Queensland and one that people who otherwise have never been in trouble with police are often charged with. If the offence was committed in or near a public place then community service may need to be imposed.

Learn more about obstruct or assault police charges

 

Public Order Offences

Public order offences are intended to penalise the use of violence and intimidation by individuals or groups in criminal law. Rioting, affray, drunk and disorderly behaviour, inciting racial or religious hatred or assaulting emergency workers are examples.

 

Stalking

A charge of stalking is a very complex and serious charge under Queensland law, stalking charges are being laid by police at increasing levels.  Queensland was the first state in Australia to have stalking legislation and it has one of the strictest laws about stalking in Australia. It is an extremely complex area of the law.

Learn more about stalking charges

 

Stealing

Stealing is the term used to describe a broad range of offences in Queensland and includes the term “theft” which is widely used in other legal systems. The definition of stealing is broad enough to include many different situations from shoplifting to stealing from an employer. This is a charge where the recording of a conviction can result in serious ongoing punishment.

Learn more about stealing charges

 

Sexual offences

Sexual offences are obviously some of the most sensitive charges under the law. They can range from indecent treatment charges to sexual assault and rape. It is critical to get fast and detailed advice from a lawyer if you have been accused of a sexual offence as it is incredibly easy to say the wrong thing and that mis-statement could lead to charges being bought, bail being denied and a person found guilty even when they are not.

 

Traffic Offences

We undertake all traffic offences that would lead to an appearance or court or applications for a work licence or hardship licence.

Learn more about traffic offences on our dedicated traffic lawyer website

 

Trespass

A trespass charge will arise when a person either unlawfully enters or remains in either a dwelling or place.

Learn more about trespass charges

 

Using Carriage Service to Menace or Harass

The Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995, section 474, creates a number of offences connected with the illegal use of phones and computers. This can range from attempting to defraud someone using a phone or computer, to intercepting phones (wiretaps), to threating or menacing another person.

Learn more about Using Carriage Service to Menace or Harass

 

Weapon Charges

Weapon offences are quite common. Then often deal with either possessing a class of weapon the person is not licenced for or involves the incorrect storage of weapons or ammunition.

 

Wilful Damage

Wilful damage is a charge under section 469 of the Queensland criminal code. Wilful damage is an offence where a person intentionally and unlawfully destroys or damages any property. The maximum penalty for wilful damage is 5 years imprisonment 

Learn more about wilful damage charges

 

Wilful Exposure

Wilful exposure is an offence which arises when a person wilfully exposes his, her or their genitals in a public place, unless that person has a reasonable excuse.

A person may also be guilty of Wilful exposure if, from a private place, that is so close to a public place that it could be seen from a public place, they wilfully expose their genitals so that they may be seen from the public place, without reasonable excuse.

Learn more about wilful exposure offences

 

The police want to talk to me what should I do?

Never talk to the police without first speaking to a lawyer. One misspoken sentence could ruin your life.

Its critically important to exercise one's right to silence when facing arrest in Queensland. There is a common tendency for individuals to willingly speak to the police, often resulting in unintended self-incrimination or harsher penalties in court. Unless your lawyer tells you differently (and they 99% of the time won’t) we strongly advise against voluntarily providing statements to the police.

Learn more here

 

Why Choose Clarity Law?

  1. Expertise in Criminal Law: At Clarity Law, we specialize exclusively in criminal law. Our team of experienced lawyers has a deep understanding of Queensland's legal system, ensuring that you receive the best possible defence. We have successfully handled a wide range of cases, from traffic offenses to serious criminal charges, and our expertise covers both state and federal matters.

  2. Proven Track Record: Our firm has a history of achieving favourable outcomes for our clients. We have successfully defended numerous cases, earning a reputation for excellence in criminal defence in Ipswich and beyond. Our lawyers are well-versed in building strong cases, negotiating with prosecutors, and, when necessary, aggressively representing clients in court.

  3. Personalized Approach: We understand that every case is unique, and we treat each client with the individual attention and care they deserve. Our lawyers take the time to thoroughly review the details of your case, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in building a robust defence strategy.

  4. Transparent Communication: Clear and open communication is essential during legal proceedings. At Clarity Law, we make sure our clients are kept informed at every step of the process. We explain complex legal concepts in a straightforward manner, allowing you to make informed decisions about your case.

  5. Local Knowledge: Being based in Queensland, we have a deep understanding of the local legal landscape, including the Ipswich jurisdiction. This local knowledge can be a significant advantage in building a strong defence tailored to the specific circumstances of your case.

  6. Commitment to Client Success: Our ultimate goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests, whether that means negotiating a favourable plea deal or mounting a vigorous defence in court.

How We Can Help:

  1. Defending Against Various Charges: Whether you're facing charges related to traffic offenses, drug offenses, assault, or more serious criminal allegations, our team has the expertise to handle a wide range of cases.

  2. Providing Legal Guidance: We understand that the legal process can be overwhelming. Our lawyers are here to guide you through every step, ensuring you have a clear understanding of your options and the potential outcomes of your case.

  3. Aggressive Representation: When necessary, we are prepared to fight vigorously for your rights in court. Our lawyers have a reputation for being tough advocates for our clients, working tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome.

 

Conclusion:

When it comes to choosing a criminal lawyer in Ipswich, Queensland, Clarity Law stands out for its expertise, track record of success, and commitment to client satisfaction. With a personalized approach and a deep understanding of the local legal landscape, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and take the first step towards securing your future.

 

How do I get more information or engage you to act for me? 

If you want to engage us or just need further free information or advice then you can either;

  1. Use our contact form and we will contact you by email or phone at a time that suits you

  2. Call us on 1300 952 255 seven days a week, 7am to 7pm

  3. Click here to select a time for us to have a free 15 minute telephone conference with you

  4. Email the firms founder on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  5. Send us a message on Facebook Messenger

  6. Click the help button at the bottom right and leave us a message

We are a no pressure law firm, we are happy to provide free initial information to assist you. If you want to engage us then great, we will give you a fixed price for our services so you will know with certainty what we will cost. All the money goes into a trust account monitored by the Queensland Law Society and cannot be taken out without your permission or until we are legally allowed to.

If you don’t engage us that fine too, at least you will have more information on the charge and its consequences.

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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.