Defending Theft Charges and Restoring Reputations.
Put your worries to rest knowing you are defended by Donnelly Law Group – expert theft lawyers with 50+ years of combined experience fighting theft and stealing charges in Queensland.
On a daily basis, we help people attain the best possible outcome in a range of theft and stealing matters. Regardless of whether you are charged with shoplifting, burglary, breaking and entering or some other stealing offence, we have experience defending your case.
Our theft lawyers have built a proven track record by combining personal support with criminal defence. We get to know you personally so that we can provide advice on the practical steps you need to take for a winning chance in court. This relationship also gives us the insight we need to tailor your personalised defence strategy – one that takes full advantage of your case’s unique evidence and mitigating factors for the best possible result.
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Our Legal Strategy in Theft and Stealing Matters.
The specialist theft lawyers at Donnelly Law Group use a two-pronged approach to achieve the best possible outcome in your stealing-related matter.
Firstly, we expertly analyse the evidence in your case (including the nature of the property, consent, honest mistake and other issues). We also negotiate your charges with the police and scrutinise how your matter has been handled by law enforcement. Any one piece of evidence may give rise to a legal defence and help us tailor a winning strategy.
Secondly, our theft lawyers get to know you and understand your circumstances through open and honest conversation. In many cases, we identify mitigating factors that result in a more lenient sentence. We also arrange for you to undertake practical measures that prove to the court that you are unlikely to offend again and should therefore receive a more favourable result.
By using a combined approach of legal strategy and rehabilitation, Donnelly Law Group can achieve the best possible outcome in your theft matter.
Our Personal Support System in Stealing Matters.
Donnelly Law Group understands how stressful and embarrassing it can be to be charged with a stealing offence. We make this turbulent period in your life as easy and stress-free as possible with our personal support system.
Our theft lawyers ensure that you are kept up to date throughout the entire legal process with regular and clear communication. Should you have any questions, we are always here to provide answers and guidance. Plus, we will supply you with step-by-step guides on the role you play in the process.
The emotional and practical support we offer also plays a vital part in shaping your legal defence. Should you want to plead guilty, our compassionate theft lawyers will help you take the steps necessary to prove to the magistrate or judge that you are unlikely to offend again.
We genuinely care and want to attain the best possible outcome for you – both in the courtroom and in your personal life.
What should I do if the police want to speak to me about a theft offence?
If the Queensland Police want to speak to you about a theft, stealing or burglary offence, you only have to give them your name, date of birth and contact details. If they arrest you or serve you with a notice, you may also have to provide identifying particulars such as your fingerprints.
You have the right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any further questions from the police, make any statements or participate in a police interview.
Immediately contact Donnelly Law Group at the first opportunity. One of our lawyers or trained support staff will discuss your options and explain how to achieve the best possible outcome.
Do I need a theft lawyer?
Having defended and witnessed hundreds of theft matters in Queensland, it is apparent that defendants achieve the best possible outcome when they are represented by a lawyer who specialises in stealing offences.
Our theft lawyers understand the legal defences and mitigating factors the court is looking for when deciding the outcome and sentence in your matter. We are experts at preparing your case and presenting these factors to the magistrate or judge so that you attain the best possible result.
People who do not engage the help of a theft lawyer often fail to identify potential defences or present mitigating factors to the court. These people frequently suffer heavier penalties as a consequence.
When should I contact a theft lawyer?
If you have been charged or suspect you are under investigation for theft or stealing, contact Donnelly Law Group today.
It’s crucial that you receive expert legal advice before speaking to the police.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can protect your legal interests, begin working on your case and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Call Donnelly Law Group today and arrange your free initial consultation with one of our expert theft lawyers.
Will my lawyer represent me in court?
Our team of theft lawyers at Donnelly Law Group will research, strategise and prepare your case for you. They will then represent you in court and methodically argue your defence in order to attain the best possible outcome.
What legislation covers theft offences in Queensland?
In Queensland, most theft, burglary and stealing offences are legislated under the Criminal Code Act 1899.
What are the penalties for theft offences in Queensland?
In Queensland, many factors are considered by the court when sentencing someone for theft and stealing charges.
Most stealing offences in Queensland carry a maximum penalty of imprisonment. There are also a number of aggravating factors that may increase the severity of the penalty.
Other potential penalties for theft offences in Queensland include a fine, restitution, bond, community service order, probation or an intensive corrections order.
If you are found guilty of a stealing offence, it will be recorded on your criminal history. However, it may be possible for a theft lawyer to argue that no criminal conviction should be recorded. Keeping a clean criminal record helps you avoid complications when applying for jobs, travel visas, child adoption, legal aid and certain types of insurance.
Contact Donnelly Law Group today so that we can discuss your charges and circumstances and explain the likely outcomes.
Are there any legal defences to theft charges?
Yes, there are legal defences available in theft and stealing matters in Queensland. Defences may include an honest and reasonable mistake, the property was not capable of being stolen, consent and more.
Donnelly Law Group’s specialist theft lawyers will assess the evidence and circumstances in your case when determining whether any legal defences may apply.
How much does Donnelly Law Group charge for legal defence in theft matters?
A lot of people believe that they cannot afford to hire an expert theft lawyer. But at Donnelly Law Group, we ensure that our legal fees are affordable so that everyone can access high-quality legal representation in Queensland.
We will provide you with a fixed quote after your free initial consultation. A fixed fee ensures that you have total transparency over costs and won’t receive any surprising invoices.
Contact Donnelly Law Group today to book your free consultation and receive a fixed quote.
See our page on Legal Fees for more information on payment plans and options.
Can Donnelly Law Group help me if I live outside of Brisbane and the Gold Coast?
Donnelly Law Group regularly represents people living all over the Sunshine Coast and regional Queensland (including Toowoomba, Noosa, Maroochydore, Cairns, Townsville, Rainbow Beach, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and more.)
We can hold meetings with our regional clients over the phone, via video conference or in person. Our lawyers travel to courts all over Queensland to represent locals in criminal, traffic, drink driving and domestic violence matters and bail applications.
It can be difficult to find high-quality legal representation in regional Queensland. Do not hesitate to contact Donnelly Law Group for the best possible outcome in your matter.