Defending Weapons Charges and Restoring Reputations.
Daily, we help people attain the best possible outcome in a range of weapons matters. Regardless of whether you are charged with unlawful possession, supply, going armed in public, modifying or another weapons offence, we have experience defending your case.
Our weapons offence 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 Firearm and Knife Matters.
The specialist weapons offence lawyers at Donnelly Law Group use a two-pronged approach to achieve the best possible outcome in your firearm or knife matter.
First, our expert weapons offence lawyers analyse the evidence in your case. We scrutinise the engineering and construction of the object to determine whether it meets the legal definition of a weapon. We also negotiate your charges with the police. Any one piece of evidence may give rise to a legal defence and help us tailor a winning strategy.
Secondly, our weapons lawyers get to understand your circumstances through open and honest conversation. In many cases, we identify mitigating factors that result in a more lenient sentence. The information we gather helps us prove to the court that you are unlikely to offend again and argue that you should receive a more favourable outcome.
By using a combined approach of legal strategy and mitigation, Donnelly Law Group’s team of weapons offence lawyers can achieve the best possible outcome in your weapons matter.
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Our Personal Support System in Weapons Matters.
Donnelly Law Group understands how stressful and embarrassing it can be to be charged with a weapons offence. We make this turbulent period in your life as easy and stress-free as possible with our personal support system.
Our weapons offence 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 weapons offence 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 weapons offence?
If the Queensland Police want to speak to you about a firearm or knife 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. They may also require you to show your licence, search you and seize your firearm.
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 weapons offence lawyer?
Having defended and witnessed hundreds of firearm and knife matters in Queensland, it is apparent that defendants achieve the best possible outcome when they are represented by a lawyer who specialises in weapons offences.
Our weapons 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 weapons offence 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 weapons offence lawyer?
If you have been charged or suspect you are under investigation for a weapons or firearm offence, 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 book your free initial consultation with one of our expert weapons lawyers.
Will my lawyer represent me in court?
Our team of weapons 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 weapons offences in Queensland?
In Queensland, most weapons, firearms and knife offences are legislated under the Weapons Act 1990 and the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997.
What are the penalties for weapons offences in Queensland?
In Queensland, many factors are considered by the court when sentencing someone for weapons charges.
Most weapons 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 weapons offences in Queensland include a fine, bond, community service order, probation or an intensive corrections order.
If you are found guilty of a weapons offence, it will be recorded on your criminal history. However, it may be possible for a weapons 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 weapons charges?
How much does Donnelly Law Group charge for legal defence in weapons matters?
A lot of people believe that they cannot afford to hire an expert weapons offence 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.