Queensland’s laws are very strict and the police view them very seriously and yes, they will enforce them.
‘Domestic violence’ is defined as: …behaviour by a person towards another person with whom the first person is in a relevant relationship that is physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically or economically abusive, threatening, coercive or in any other way controls or dominates the second person and causes the second person to fear for the second person’s safety or wellbeing or that of someone else.
The court has the power to make orders to protect victims of domestic violence. These orders prohibit or compel a respondent from or to comply with certain conduct. For example, having no contact with the aggrieved or attending their place of residence. The making of a domestic violence protection order is simply a civil process, not criminal. However, breaching the order will attract criminal sanctions, including terms of imprisonment.
In 2016 and 2017, the issue of domestic violence received an enormous amount of media publicity. As a result, amendments to domestic violence law and offences were made to increase the level of protection to and safety of the victim.
For example, the conduct that is captured by the definition of ‘domestic violence’ has expanded. Therefore, the circumstances have been broadened in which a protection order can be made.
E & H Law are able to represent either the ‘aggrieved’ (the person who is seeking the protection of an order) or the ‘respondent’ (the person against whom an order is being sought) in cases involving domestic violence offences.
Should you receive an application for a Domestic Violence Protection Order, it is important that you contact us immediately.
Assault is a broad category that refers to the use or threatened use of force by one person against another which is not authorised, justified or excused by law. They can be categorised into 5 main areas and police consider all to be.
Drug Offences cover charges such as possession, production, and trafficking of controlled substances. The charges will vary based on the amounts and type of drugs, it is serious and can have lasting consequences.
In Queensland, all drivers need to be aware of the complex rules and requirements when driving any vehicle on any road. These laws and any traffic charges are strictly enforced as are drink driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
Dishonesty Offences and can cover a broad range of circumstances where a person can obtain property, take advantage, gain a benefit, or cause detriment to another person. These types of offences can be quite minor to extremely serious.
Sexual offences are normally associated with, rape and attempted rape, sexual assault, possessing child exploitation material, unlawful carnal knowledge, sexual offences against children and , indecent acts and are serious.
Domestic violence is behaviour in a relationship that is physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically or economically abusive, threatening, coercive or in any other way controls or dominates the second person.