Legal Arguments and Hearings

If you are preparing for a criminal trial, legal arguments and directions hearings may be essential to successfully defending a case.

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Legal Arguments & Objections to Evidence

If you are facing a criminal charge, it is essential to understand the role and importance of legal arguments as part of any defence strategy. Many people do not realise there is an ability to expose flaws in a prosecution case well before it ever reaches a trial.

As leading criminal lawyers, we have demonstrated success in litigating complex legal issues and reveal inherent flaws or weaknesses in a prosecution case. This can lead to charges being dismissed at an early time, or result in less serious offences being substituted to resolve the case.

In all cases, we thoroughly examine the material to advise our clients at an early stage whether there is a basis to challenge a prosecution case through legal arguments and hearings.

If you seek lawyers who understand the importance of legal arguments, directions hearings and making timely objections to evidence, contact us.

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The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law case.

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Legal Arguments & Objections to Evidence

If you are facing a criminal charge, it is essential to understand the role and importance of legal arguments as part of any defence strategy. Many people do not realise there is an ability to expose flaws in a prosecution case well before it ever reaches a trial.

As leading criminal lawyers, we have demonstrated success in litigating complex legal issues and reveal inherent flaws or weaknesses in a prosecution case. This can lead to charges being dismissed at an early time, or result in less serious offences being substituted to resolve the case.

In all cases, we thoroughly examine the material to advise our clients at an early stage whether there is a basis to challenge a prosecution case through legal arguments and hearings.

If you seek lawyers who understand the importance of legal arguments, directions hearings and making timely objections to evidence, contact us.

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Experienced Advocates

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your case.

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Legal Arguments & Directions Hearings in Queensland

Alternatives to Criminal Prosecution

Alternatives to Criminal Prosecution

The criminal law can result in harsh outcomes, which in some cases are unnecessary as there are appropriate alternatives to criminal prosecution. Such alternatives may include civil settlements, drug diversion, justice mediation, enforceable undertakings or deferred prosecution agreements. Great care must be taken in pursuing such options, as there can be real risks in seeking alternatives to prosecution.

The Importance of Objecting to Evidence

The Importance of Objecting to Evidence

Failure to object to evidence in a criminal proceeding can have significant consequences. Knowing the rules of evidence and how evidence may be legitimately or unfairly used in a criminal trial are critical to determining what objections should be made. We have experienced criminal lawyers who have a sophisticated understanding of importance of objections to inadmissible or unfairly prejudicial evidence.

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Cases

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Cases

Increasingly in criminal cases both prosecution and defence are relying on expert witnesses to support their cases. There are specific rules that place obligations on a defendant in a criminal proceeding to notify the prosecution of certain expert evidence. These rules and the increasing importance of expert witnesses makes it essential to have a thorough understanding of the limits of expert witnesses in criminal cases.

Timing of Legal Arguments in Queensland

Timing of Legal Arguments in Queensland

For a defendant facing a criminal charge, it can be important to understand how the timing of legal arguments and their litigation affect criminal trials. They often have the effect of reducing the length of criminal trials. As part of an effective strategy to answer a criminal charge, it is important to take account of the timing of legal arguments and how they may impact the prosecution case and ultimately the trial.

Legal Argument Procedure in Queensland

Legal Argument Procedure in Queensland

In former times in Queensland there were no established procedures or fixed rules about when a defendant was to raise legal issues. This led to what was termed ‘trial by ambush’, where prosecutors were expected to deal with a series of legal arguments without notice. Courts in Queensland have moved to expect both prosecutors and defendants to follow procedures set out for how legal arguments are to be conducted.

How to End a Prosecution Case

How to End a Prosecution Case

In facing a criminal charge, there are a number of points at which a defendant can seek to have a prosecution case end before it ever reaches a verdict. Understanding these opportunities and the legal tests or standards that will be applied at various stages can assist people facing criminal charges to know when it is most likely for a case to be dismissed.

About Legal Arguments

Legal Arguments & Directions Hearings

Alternatives to Criminal Prosecution

The criminal law can result in harsh outcomes, which in some cases are unnecessary as there are appropriate alternatives to criminal prosecution. Such alternatives may include civil settlements, drug diversion, justice mediation, enforceable undertakings or deferred prosecution agreements. Great care must be taken in pursuing such options, as there can be real risks in seeking alternatives to prosecution.

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The Importance of Objecting to Evidence

Failure to object to evidence in a criminal proceeding can have significant consequences. Knowing the rules of evidence and how evidence may be legitimately or unfairly used in a criminal trial are critical to determining what objections should be made. We have experienced criminal lawyers who have a sophisticated understanding of importance of objections to inadmissible or unfairly prejudicial evidence.

Call Our Lawyers
Expert Witnesses in Criminal Cases

Increasingly in criminal cases both prosecution and defence are relying on expert witnesses to support their cases. There are specific rules that place obligations on a defendant in a criminal proceeding to notify the prosecution of certain expert evidence. These rules and the increasing importance of expert witnesses makes it essential to have a thorough understanding of the limits of expert witnesses in criminal cases.

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Timing of Legal Arguments in Queensland

For a defendant facing a criminal charge, it can be important to understand how the timing of legal arguments and their litigation affect criminal trials. They often have the effect of reducing the length of criminal trials. As part of an effective strategy to answer a criminal charge, it is important to take account of the timing of legal arguments and how they may impact the prosecution case and ultimately the trial.

Call Our Lawyers
Legal Argument Procedure in Queensland

In former times in Queensland there were no established procedures or fixed rules about when a defendant was to raise legal issues. This led to what was termed ‘trial by ambush’, where prosecutors were expected to deal with a series of legal arguments without notice. Courts in Queensland have moved to expect both prosecutors and defendants to follow procedures set out for how legal arguments are to be conducted.

Call Our Lawyers
How to End a Prosecution Case

In facing a criminal charge, there are a number of points at which a defendant can seek to have a prosecution case end before it ever reaches a verdict. Understanding these opportunities and the legal tests or standards that will be applied at various stages can assist people facing criminal charges to know when it is most likely for a case to be dismissed.

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Call our criminal lawyers if you seek advice about legal arguments. 

If you engage us to assist you, our criminal lawyers will assist you every step of the way. In defending you, we will:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. 

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Free Case Assessment

Free Case Assessment – Call 1300 AFT LEGAL

Call our criminal lawyers if you seek advice about legal arguments. 

If you engage us to assist you, our criminal lawyers will assist you every step of the way. In defending you, we will:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. 

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