Criminal Lawyers Brisbane

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The Most Trusted Criminal Lawyers in Brisbane

Feel confident knowing you are defended by 50+ years of combined expertise in criminal law, traffic law, domestic violence matters, and bail applications. Our criminal lawyers in Brisbane regularly achieve the best possible outcome in courts around Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, and regional Queensland.

Criminal Lawyers Conveniently Located in Brisbane

Donnelly Law Group has an office conveniently located on George Street in the Brisbane City Centre.

We are just down the road from Brisbane Magistrates Court, District Court, and Supreme Court and appear in these courts daily.

Our criminal lawyers also regularly appear before the Magistrates Court in Ipswich, Holland Park, Richlands, Cleveland, Beenleigh, Sandgate, Pine Rivers, Redcliffe, Wynnum, and Caboolture. Plus, we have years of experience before the District Court in Ipswich and Beenleigh.

Our criminal, traffic, drink driving, and domestic violence lawyers defend locals from Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan City, Ipswich, Redland, and beyond.

We also help people living on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and all over regional Queensland. See below for more information and contact Donnelly Law Group today.

Although Donnelly Law Group’s offices are located in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, our criminal lawyers regularly represent people living all over the Sunshine Coast and regional Queensland (including Toowoomba, Toogoolawah, Dalby, Cairns, Townsville, Rainbow Beach, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and more.)

We can hold meetings with our regional clients over the phone, via video conference, or in person. Our Brisbane lawyers travel to courts all over Queensland to represent locals in criminal, traffic, drink driving, domestic violence, and bail matters.

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.

Since 1996, more than 15,000 people in Queensland have trusted Donnelly Law Group to achieve the best possible outcome in their criminal cases, traffic matters, domestic violence disputes and bail applications.

Our expert lawyers have built a winning record by combining the notions of personal support and criminal defence. We get to know you through open conversation and provide sensitive advice on the steps you can take for a winning chance in court. This relationship gives us the insight we need to tailor your personalised defence strategy – one that leverages your case’s unique evidence and circumstances for the best possible outcome.

Donnelly Law Group has also implemented unique internal practices that ensure quality work, favourable results and a streamlined client process. We invest heavily in cutting-edge legal software so that we can move your case forward faster. We also make the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible with consistent communication (via text, phone or email) and step-by-step guides.

Contact Donnelly Law Group today and have one of the best criminal law firms in Queensland professionally prepare your defence case.

Donnelly Law Group offers specialist criminal defence lawyers, traffic lawyers, drink driving lawyers, domestic violence lawyers, and bail lawyers in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

We appear before all Magistrates, District, and Supreme Courts in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and regional Queensland.

A lot of people believe they cannot afford to hire a criminal lawyer or traffic lawyer in Brisbane. 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 meeting. 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 meeting and receive a fixed quote. You can also see our page on Legal Fees for more information about payment plans and options.

If you have been charged with an offence or have an upcoming interview with the police, you should contact Donnelly Law Group as soon as possible.

Too often, people spend weeks stressing about their legal matters whilst failing to take action.

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 begin to live with confidence again. Our trained support staff are ready to take your call 24/7 and can book your free consultation with one of our criminal lawyers in Brisbane.

Comprehensive Criminal Law Services in Brisbane

Whether you’re facing charges for:

Or any other criminal charges, Donnelly Law Group is here to help. Our expertise spans across all criminal law matters, ensuring you have seasoned professionals by your side, no matter the complexity of your case.

Traffic Offences Lawyers

Our firm is renowned for effective legal defence by focusing on personalised strategies that cater to your traffic offence situation. 

Whether you are being charged with drink driving, drug driving, dangerous driving or need help with licence applications we are available by phone 24/7. We offer a free initial consultation to start your journey toward justice.  Our approach includes sensitive advice, strategic legal planning, and robust courtroom advocacy to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Domestic Violence Lawyers Brisbane

Domestic violence allegations are among the most emotionally charged legal matters, affecting families and individuals deeply. Donnelly Law Group handles these cases with sensitivity, confidentiality, and legal acumen, ensuring that the rights and dignity of our clients are at the forefront. 

Our goal is to navigate the legal aspects of these delicate situations while considering the emotional and psychological well-being of our Brisbane clients, aiming for outcomes that serve their best interests and foster a path towards healing and resolution.

Bail Applications

The bail application process is a critical early step for those charged with a crime. Securing bail allows individuals the freedom to prepare their case outside of custody. Our expert lawyers in bail applications ensure comprehensive representation, understanding bail conditions and high-risk cases. Our proactive approach aims to ensure that clients benefit from the best possible position to contest their charges, emphasising the importance of freedom during the legal process.

Get a Free Case Assessment and Consultation.

Contact Donnelly Law Group today and have one of the best criminal law firms in Queensland professionally prepare your defence case.

Call 1300 112 212 or submit an enquiry form below – our trained support staff are ready to take your call 24/7 and one of our criminal lawyers in Brisbane or the Gold Coast will provide you with a free case assessment on the same day.

While on the phone, you can also choose a date and time that suits you for a free initial consultation at our Brisbane office. During the consultation, you will receive more in-depth guidance and a fixed quote for us to represent you in court.

Begin to live with confidence again – contact our approachable and professional lawyers now.

FAQs.

In Australia, you have the right to remain silent when questioned by the police. This means you are not obligated to answer any questions beyond providing your name, address, and date of birth if asked. However, there are some situations where you must answer specific questions, such as when driving a vehicle, where you must provide your driver’s licence and details about the vehicle. It’s important to exercise your right to remain silent to avoid inadvertently incriminating yourself. If you are unsure about your rights, it’s advisable to seek legal advice from a qualified criminal lawyer.

Criminal Law: Deals with offences against the state. It involves government prosecution and can result in penalties like imprisonment or fines. Examples include theft and assault. The standard of proof is “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Civil Law: Concerns disputes between individuals or entities, such as contracts or personal injury cases. It typically results in compensation or enforcement of rights rather than punishment. The standard of proof is “the balance of probabilities.”

If you are charged with a serious offence in Queensland, your case typically begins in the Magistrates Court. This court conducts the initial hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for your case to proceed to a higher court, such as the District or Supreme Court, where serious offences are tried. The Magistrates Court also handles bail applications and may hear and decide on less serious aspects of the case. Appearing in the Magistrates Court is a crucial step in the legal process to ensure your case is appropriately managed and directed to the correct court for trial.

While you have the right to represent yourself in court, having a lawyer is highly advisable, especially if you are facing criminal charges. A lawyer can provide expert advice, protect your rights, and navigate the complex legal system on your behalf. They can help you understand the charges, the possible consequences, and the best strategies for your defence. Legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case, potentially leading to reduced charges or penalties. If you are unable to afford a lawyer, you may be eligible for legal aid services.

In Queensland, a criminal conviction can become “spent” under the Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986. A conviction is typically considered spent after 10 years for adults and 5 years for juveniles, provided no further offences are committed during this period. Once a conviction is spent, it does not need to be disclosed in most circumstances and is generally not included in most police checks. However, some serious offences, such as sexual offences, may never become spent. It’s important to understand the specific conditions and exceptions under Queensland law.

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What Our Clients Say.

Donnelly Law Group and in particular, DD Lawyers did a fantastic job with my case. They handled everything and made a trying time quite seamless. I was facing a high-range charge which ended up being reduced to a low-range with minimal time and charge. I highly recommend this awesome team if you’re in need of representation.


CAL38

Gold Coast

I highly recommend Chris Blaine and Donnelly Law Group for anyone in need of legal representation. From the very beginning Chris was able to communicate the intricacies of the law in a clear and concise manner that instilled confidence that I was in very capable hands. Throughout my case Chris kept me involved and informed at every stage. Chris was professional but more than that he showed a sincere interest in my wellbeing. Thanks to Chris I achieved a result that exceeded my expectations and I could not have asked for a better advocate throughout the process. I would not hesitate to call on Chris again I have any need for legal services.


The Geraghty Family

I couldn't be more grateful for the outstanding legal representation I received from Hayden and his team. I was facing serious drink driving charges, but they managed to get all charges dropped. Their dedication and commitment to my case truly went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Hayden to anyone in need of exceptional legal support. Thank you for your expertise and unwavering support during a challenging time.


Paul Maka

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