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The most commonly cited Queensland criminal legislation is the Criminal Code Act 1900 the Penalties & Sentences Act 1992 and the Evidence Act 1977. However there are many other acts and regulations that are relevant to criminal law in Queensland. These include the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 and the Drug Misuse Regulation 1987.

The legislation that governs criminal proceedings involving juveniles in Queensland is the Youth Justice Act 1992.

This section of the site contains information about criminal law legislation in Queensland.


If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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