Brisbane: (07) 3221 4999
Gold Coast: (07) 5532 3133
24 Hour Crime Line: 0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS
Santos Place, Level 6, 32 Turbot Street,
Brisbane 4000
(07) 3221 4999
Gold Coast
44 Davenport St,
Southport 4215
(07) 5532 3133
24 Hour Crime Line
0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS






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Welcome to Potts Lawyers

Expert Criminal and Litigation Lawyers Brisbane, Gold Coast and throughout Queensland.

Potts Lawyers is Queensland’s largest private criminal law firm, providing expert representation for criminal, drug and traffic matters throughout Queensland. We are also highly skilled in the practice areas of civil litigation and dispute resolution.

With a team enjoying more than 150 years of combined legal experience and a hard won reputation earned in courtrooms throughout Queensland, you can have confidence when we make a stand for you.

A lawyer experienced in your type of matter will carefully explain your rights and options in plain English, design a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for you and be up front with you about costs at every stage.

These are not cheap promises recklessly made by a website copywriter to encourage you to  click on a button… they are the values and ethics which have driven our practice since 1928 and endure to this day. We don’t believe in second best.

Browse through our areas of practice to learn more about what we can do for you.. If you need more information about our services please contact us today. We also offer a free 20-minute consultation to help you understand what we can do for you.

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Three Reasons People Choose Potts Lawyers:


We are Queensland’s largest private criminal law firm, with more than 150 years of combined legal experience. We have helped many thousands of clients in matters like yours. We have managed criminal law in every court from the Magistrates Court to the High Court.

You can trust our advice and know that we will leave no stone unturned to achieve the best possible result. We believe in professional values which put our clients’ interests first. Our practice has been sustained by those values since 1928.


We achieve the best possible results because we listen, we know how the criminal justice system works and we help and guide you every step of the way. You can rely on us to take responsibility for all dealings with the police and the courts, reducing the uncertainty and anxiety which accompanies police investigations and charges.

We do what we do because we want to make a difference. Our mission is to help as many as possible navigate a course through the justice system.


The financial certainty of a fixed fee. In most cases, you will know the costs of each stage of your matter so you can plan your finances, Call (07) 5532 3133 for a quote today. We care about our clients and we support them through what can be the most stressful experience of their lives.



Legal representation and advice during police interviews or investigations to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.


Know where you stand and determine your best options for dealing with traffic offences – no matter how big or small.


Effective advice and strong legal representation to ensure you’re in a position to get the best results possible for any drug charges.


Expert advice and professional representation for dealing with sex offence charges and working towards the best possible outcomes.


Professional legal advice and representation for violence offences including assault, robbery, domestic abuse, harassment and homicide.


Assistance, guidance and representation for dealing with domestic violence cases including charges for domestic abuse and domestic violence protection orders.


Expertise in corporate law and legal representation for defending against corporate crime and white collar criminal matters.


Professional counsel, advice and representation for when you’re up against fraud, dishonesty or theft charges.


Defend yourself in court and get your due worth with qualified legal advice and representation from our team of experienced lawyers.


Professional legal advice, assessments and representation for charges that require expert knowledge and experience of criminal law.

The choice of criminal lawyer is a critical one. If you aren’t sure you can find out more about our areas of practice by browsing the pages below. Otherwise, if you need to talk to a lawyer about representation please contact us today.

Expert Criminal and Litigation Lawyers Brisbane, Gold Coast and throughout Queensland

Being involved in a criminal investigation or prosecution is always stressful, particularly if it’s your first experience of the criminal justice system. The odds seem stacked against you. You aren’t sure of your rights or what the likely outcome is. You may have questions about whether you should speak with the police, what the likely penalty is, your eligibility for bail, the effect of a conviction on your drivers licence, your employment or even your freedom.

We can help you. Because we know how the criminal justice system works, we can take away the guesswork. We can paint a picture of how your matter could proceed from the very beginning, let you know what your rights are, set out your options, how best to handle it and what it will cost.

We act in all types of charges in all courts. Our lawyers regularly travel throughout Queensland representing people from all walks of life. Whether your matter is at an investigation charge or it involves an appearance before a commission, a court or a disciplinary body; whether it involves a plea of guilty or a contested hearing; we will help you prepare such that your rights are protected and the outcome is optimal.

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Clients choose and recommend Potts Lawyers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland because:

We act in your best interests and thoroughly prepare – As your criminal lawyer, we’re committed to put your interests above everything else. We’re here to help you get the best possible result in your circumstances and we’ll guide you through the critical steps you can take before your matter is determined to achieve that end.

We will thoroughly prepare your matter for trial and ensure that all pre trial processes are properly conducted. In preparing matters for a plea of guilty, we will arrange whatever is necessary to ensure that appropriate submissions are placed before the court. All steps appropriate to the matter will be taken whether that be offenders programs, courses of rehabilitation, drug screening programs, psychological or other expert reports, apologies or references.

You are not alone – Your criminal lawyer will deal with the police, courts and other third-parties on your behalf, minimising your stress, ensuring your rights are properly protected and opportunities to achieve the best outcome are taken from the outset.

We explain things clearly – Court processes and systems are complicated. Without the benefit of a plain English explanation, clients may struggle to properly participate in their matter and make the important decisions which are required of them.

We negotiate effectively – Negotiation is at the heart of effective criminal law representation. Charges can often be downgraded or even dropped if your lawyer has the experience and skill necessary to analyse the facts and law applicable to your matter, make appropriate submissions and confidently deal with police and prosecutors. Alternative avenues such as justice mediation will be explored.

On this website you will find information about our areas of practice. Contact us today to discuss your matter and how we can assist you.

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Expert Drug Lawyers Brisbane, Gold Coast and throughout Queensland

Charges under Queensland drug laws must be treated seriously. A wide range of offences carry penalties ranging from drug diversion programs to lengthy terms of imprisonment.

It is important that you obtain legal advice at the earliest time so that your rights are protected. Even a conviction for a relatively minor possession charge can have serious consequences for your current and future employment and your rights to visit many countries.

You don’t have to deal with this on your own. We will be beside you every step of the way. We will deal with the police and the courts. We will explain the drug laws and police and court processes in plain English. We will listen and work with you to prepare and develop an effective strategy to ensure your rights are protected.

Potts Lawyers experienced drug lawyers have a combined experience of more than 150 years dealing with drug matters, both as defence lawyers and prosecutors. Their experience is unrivalled and they are confident representing clients from minor to the most complex of drug law matters.  They know how the investigative and court processes work and they appear in courts on drug matters in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland every day.

You need to know your rights in a police investigation. We can appear for you if you are charged to appear in any court or in the Crime and Corruption Commission. We know how to prepare drug law matters for trial and Potts Lawyers has successfully represented clients in all Queensland courts.

We can also help you with any rehabilitation programs, screening and psychological reports to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome in your Queensland drug law matter if you decide to plead guilty.

On this website you will find information on drug laws and penalties which will assist you to understand the charges you are facing.

Getting the best result in court and getting the help you need to deal with drug issues can start with just one phone call. Call 18004POTTS today to arrange a free 20 minute consultation. You can also contact us on line.

“It is my privilege to be able to help clients through, what is for most, a very difficult period of their life. I see it as my role to help clients fully understand what is happening, to carefully explore all their options, to negotiate for them effectively and in the end to fight for them in court.”

Traffic Lawyers  Brisbane, Gold Coast and throughout Queensland

We understand that anyone can make a mistake on the road, and accidents can happen at any time. The consequences of traffic charges are wide ranging… from simple fines to loss of licence, licence disqualifications, or – even jail time. Whatever traffic charges you may are facing, our traffic lawyers and DUI lawyers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland can help.

Why use our Traffic Lawyers?

Experience – We have traffic lawyers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland who deal with the police and courts every day. You need to have confidence in your lawyer and know they have handled hundred or even thousands of matters just like yours.

Open, honest guidance – We’ll explain every detail of your case in plain English. This includes the nature of the charges, the likely penalties you’re facing, and what your options are for defending the charges. You can then make an informed decision.

Fixed Fees– In most cases we can provide you with a fixed fee quote so you know exactly what costs you will incur before you engage us. And if the circumstances of your case change, you will be informed immediately.

From drink driving and minor traffic offences to serious charges like dangerous driving, our traffic  DUI lawyers on the Gold Coast and Brisbane can handle any traffic-related matter you may have. Contact one of our traffic lawyers today.

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Transparent Costs

When it comes to costs, we are committed to being absolutely upfront with you about what the matter is going to cost. This means that, you’ll know your legal costs ahead of time, meaning no financial surprises and the ability to manage your finances. Call us today on (07) 5532 3133 to receive a free case review and fixed price quote for your case.

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24-Hour Crime Line

When you’re facing criminal charges, drug charges or traffic charges, it’s important to obtain legal advice and professional representation as soon as possible. That’s why we have a 24-hour Crime Line. You can obtain the legal assistance you need when you need it. To access our 24-hour Crime Line, simply call 0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS.

General Legal Advice

Criminal law is complicated. At Potts Lawyers, our job is to make criminal law as clear and simple as possible so our clients can understand every aspect of their matter.

We’ve gathered general legal advice in some of the most common areas of criminal law so you know your rights. Please keep in mind that this information is general in nature, and it may not apply to your particular case. You will need specific advice from a criminal lawyer.

If you’d like to consult with one of our criminal lawyers in Brisbane or the Gold Coast, please contact our team. We offer a free 20-minute consultation to help you understand what to expect and what we can do for you.

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