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Search Warrants

Written By Mark Williams - Criminal Lawyer The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld) gives police officers power to act in ways in which the law allows. In Queensland, there are two main warrants: Arrest Warrants Search Warrants This article relates to search warrants only. View our article on arrest warrants here. Search Warrants Under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (‘PPRA’), there are multiple ways in which police can search a person, that person’s house and/or their vehicle. They may do so with or without a warrant. There are strict conditions in which a police officer must abide by when searching a...

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Arrest Warrants

The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld) gives police officers power to act in ways in which the law allows. In Queensland, there are two main warrants: Arrest Warrants Search Warrants This article relates to arrest warrants only. View our article on police search warrants here. What is an Arrest Warrant? Police may apply to a justice of the peace or Magistrate to get a warrant for the arrest of a person who has committed an offence. The police must make the application under oath and state the grounds in which the arrest warrant is sought. The justice of the peace or Magistrate...

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Corona Virus – Police powers to enforce lockdowns and isolation directives

Corona Virus - COVID-19 - Offence provisions and police powers to enforce lockdowns and isolation directives The Corona virus or COVID-19 has changed the way in which we know life now and is likely to continue to change our lives into the future.  We hear on the news or in press conferences about directives being issued.  Directives to avoid mass gatherings, to self-isolate and requiring social distancing. We are told that if people disobey such directives, then they can be fined and even imprisoned. Potts Lawyers have outline all the ‘must know ‘information in regard to police powers and rights with lockdowns, isolation...

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