Guns on the Gold Coast – Bill Potts
Gun licences on the Gold Coast have risen by 36 per cent over the past two years, nearly double the figure for the rest of the state. There’s also been a growing increase in the number of gun related incidents. Some say fear of growing home invasions is driving the rise in ownership while others point to an increase in criminal gangs. So what is it? Bill Potts is a criminal lawyer based on the Gold Coast.
Bill Potts speaks to Channel 9 about the decision by the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) to execute a search warrant on a residence in Southport. The Gold Coast bat population needs to be addressed by DERM.
A GILSTON father-of-three charged with shooting dead a man outside his house has been granted bail after aruging he acted in self-defence during a violent home invasion.
Lawyer Bill Potts said Kane Ronald Cook was the true victim and had wrestled a 9mm Luger from a balaclava-clad robber before shooting him in the leg.
Gold Coast’s best cop fined for drink-driving
A police officer named the Gold Coast’s best has been fined for drink-driving.
But the officer dodged a conviction that could have resulted in him being kicked out of the force.
Gold Coast's best cop fined for drink-driving A police officer named the Gold Coast's best has been fined for drink-driving. But the officer dodged a conviction that could have resulted in him being kicked out of the force. Constable Michael Froggatt, who won Rotary's Gold Coast policeman of the year award in 2010, pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.085 on Sunday. Magistrate Terry Duroux decided not to record a conviction, something that would have ended Froggatt's policing career. Mr Duroux noted Froggatt still faces police disciplinary proceedings, which could result in sanctions, loss of rank and a pay cut. Froggatt's lawyer Bill Potts argued...Continue reading
Teenager allegedly bashed by victim
A teenager winds up in intensive care after allegedly being chased and bashed after trying to break into the garage of a Nerang home.
OVERDOSE: Police officer Lynette Jones escaped a drug-driving charge after her lawyers successfully argued she didn’t know what she was doing because she had taken the controversial sleeping drug Stilnox. Picture: Kate Czerny Source: Gold Coast Bulletin
A SUSPENDED Gold Coast policewoman has beaten a drug-driving charge after her lawyers successfully argued she was “sleep-driving” and did not even know she was at the wheel.