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Author: Billy Gee

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Will My Matter Get Media Attention? What to be aware of when you have been charged with a criminal offence.

Introduction If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you may be concerned that your matter will attract publicity. Whether your intention is to plead guilty to your charges, or to fight them, concerns over media scrutiny are understandable.  The public interest in reporting on these events must be balanced against the administration of justice; as such it is important that you are aware of the possibilities when it comes to media exposure. Each matter is unique. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offence, it is important that you are aware of the risk...

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Offences: High-Range Drink Driving (0.270 BAC%)

Solicitor: Billy Gee Court: Southport Magistrates Court Date: 2022   The Charges Our office was approached by our client, a distressed woman who had recently been charged with the serious offence of High Range Drink Driving after having produced a reading of 0.270 BAC%. Mr. Billy Gee of our office conferenced with the client, walking her through her background, the offence, and the Court process and likely outcome. Amongst her chief concerns were the period of disqualification, as well as the effect a recorded conviction might have on her employment.   The Situation She worked for Queensland Health and was concerned that a recorded conviction may impede her ability...

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Rape Convictions Quashed Following Miscarriage of Justice

On the 18th of March 2022, the Supreme Court of Brisbane’s Court of Appeal division handed down a decision that effectively quashed two convictions of rape, and revealed an unsettling error of judgement that could have serious implications for court procedure and represents a failure of the justice system. While you may be aware of this recent development, what you may not know is that Potts Lawyers’ very own Sinead Garland - Criminal Lawyer was at the helm, acting as solicitor for the appellant. Her outstanding work led to an order to quash two convictions of guilt that were reached through...

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