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QLD Criminal Offences - Assault, Obstructing Police - What to Expect?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by irene stella, 8 June 2014.

  1. irene stella

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    I have a 30 year old son who has been charged with 3 counts of assault and obstructing police. 1 charge of breaching dvo, not appearing in court after papers served. No one has asked him his side of story. He had a domestic with ex-partner and she charged him with taking her mobile phone. Police went to the motel where there were 7 police and a dog to arrest him over a mobile phone and have photos of dog attack. Now he appears in court on 18th June. What should he expect under criminal law? Jail? Fine? Good behavior? Mind you it's her word against his. No witnesses no proof. He is in Queensland.
     
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    We live on gold coast. I know thete Is legal aid.but he is so traumatized he doesnt register how serious it can be . And is in a negative state
     
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    It sounds like this could potentially be serious, so he will need to put his best foot forward with the upcoming court date.

    It may be worthwhile for him to consider booking an appointment this week with the Citizens Advice Bureau in Southport (Gold Coast). They offer free legal advice and operate outreach clinics in Oxenford, Palm Beach, Varsity Lakes, Coomera, Upper Coomera and Nerang on various days of the week. Their website is http://www.advicebureau.org.au/ and you can call them on (07) 5532 9611. That might help him get a better understanding of the legal situation he's in and feel a bit more in control/know what to expect.
     

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