Services 2018-06-28T11:03:22+10:00
  • Drink Driving
  • Drug Driving
  • Disqualified Driving
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Work Licence Applications
  • Special Hardship Orders
  • Removal of Disqualification
  • Assault / Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Murder / Manslaughter
  • Fraud / Dishonesty / Stealing
  • Sexual Assault
  • Weapons Offences
  • Supply Dangerous Drugs
  • Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs
  • Commonwealth offences
  • Fraud / Tax offences
  • Parole applications
  • Appeals
  • Crime and Misconduct Hearings
  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Liquor Licences
  • QCAT disciplinary hearings
  • Local Council Prosecutions

Driving Offences

The consequences of being convicted of a Driving Offence can be very serious. At the very least there is a mandatory disqualification of your licence however terms of imprisonment are able to be imposed. Contact our office to seek advice prior to appearing in court.



In order to prove that the alleged act was done so dishonestly the prosecution must prove that by the standards of ordinary honest people the alleged act was dishonest. It also must be proven that the accused person realised that what they were doing…



There are a number of potential defences available to a person charged with assault. We recommend you contact our office to discuss whether a defence may be available in your circumstances. Please see our common assault page for the elements of common assault and the definition…


Drug Offences

A person who unlawfully supplies a dangerous drug to another, whether or not such other person is in Queensland, is guilty of a crime. The term supply is defined in section 4 as being to give, distribute, sell, administer, transport or supply. An offer to give, distribute, sell…


Sex Offences

The maximum penalty for these offences depends upon the age of the complainant and whether any aggravating circumstances are alleged at the time of the offence. In order for consent to be given, it must be given freely and voluntarily by a person with the cognitive capacity to give the consent…


Domestic Violence

In determining whether a protection order is necessary or desirable the court must have regard to the principles mentioned in section 4 of the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and if a respondent has previously been subject to a voluntary intervention…



A person who unlawfully kills another under such circumstances as not to constitute murder is guilty of manslaughter. The most contentious element of these offences is that the accused intended to cause death or grievous bodily harm. This is a question for a jury to decide based upon…


Liquor Licensing

The Liquor Act 1992 (the act) was enacted for the purposes of, among other things, regulating the liquor industry and areas in the vicinity of licenced premises. The Act provides the guidelines that must be followed when making decisions in relation to the approval or…


Bail Applications

Should the Police deem a defendant to be an unacceptable risk of the above matters then they may object to the defendant receiving bail. Should the Police object to a defendant receiving bail they must bring the defendant before the Magistrates Court…



Parole is where a prisoner is released on custody subject to conditions of the Parole Order. In Queensland Parole may be either ordered by the court (court-ordered parole) or ordered by the Parole Board (board-ordered parole). The Penalties and Sentences Act…



The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) was formed by the Queensland Government to deal with matters in a way that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick. It was also formed it take the strain off the Queensland Courts.


Health & Safety

The purpose of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the act) is to enable protection of health, safety and welfare of all workers. Accordingly, the legislation creates offences for the failure to comply with workplace health and safety duties…


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Our Costs

Whilst our focus is providing an exemplary service, Chelsea Emery and Associates will also provide clients with a clear outline of our fees.  No further fees will be incurred without your approval. Although there are cases where a fixed fee structure is appropriate, which is usually those proceeding through the Magistrates Court, there are many cases where a tailored arrangement is necessary based on the particulars of that case.  These arrangements will be discussed in detail with you, and for these matters we are happy to discuss a payment plan.

We encourage you to contact our office should you have any queries in relation to our fees.

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