Police Investigations: Queensland Lawyers

Anderson Fredericks Turner assists individuals or businesses involved in police investigations by providing advice and guidance as to your rights and responsibilities. If you are seeking experienced criminal lawyers to assist you to deal with a police investigation, contact our team.

For police investigations, our criminal lawyers provide guidance on a range of issues, including:

  • providing advice and representation to people suspected of committing criminal offences;

  • supporting individuals, family members or business owners during police investigations; and

  • liaising with police and other agencies during police investigations.

In all cases, we tailor our approach to the needs of our client and their circumstances. We offer a free case assessment for issues associated with police investigations to determine if we can assist in your case.

A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant courtroom experience across Queensland.

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 issue.

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Free Case Assessment – Contact Our Firm Today

Call one of our criminal lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the allegations you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the defence lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to defend you, our criminal lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • 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 the 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. If you want advice you can trust from a respected criminal law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant courtroom experience across Queensland.

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 issue.

Read more
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Free Case Review

Call one of our criminal lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the allegations you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the defence lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to defend you, our criminal lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • 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 the 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. If you want advice you can trust from a respected criminal law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

To book a consultation with one of our criminal lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534) – 24 Hour Emergency Contact

Police Investigations: How Our Lawyers Can Help

Police Investigations - Police Search Powers in Queensland

Police Search Powers in Queensland

The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld) sets out a range of the police search powers that exist for the Queensland Police Service. There are further powers, shared with other law enforcement agencies, which allow access and search powers for police. In cases where police act beyond their power, information gathered or obtained may be ruled inadmissible by courts.

Police Investigations - The Right to Silence in Queensland

The Right to Silence in Queensland

The right to silence is not unlimited. There are important exceptions to the right to silence. In some cases, people can be compelled by law enforcement agencies to speak – even where it might tend to incriminate them. In some cases, remaining silent can even be taken as an admission as to guilt. If you seek advice about the right to silence, contact our experienced criminal lawyers.

Police Investigations - Cooperating With Police

Cooperating with Police

During a police investigation, people are often (not always) offered the opportunity to voluntarily assist with their investigations. Cooperating with police can be an important decision that can fundamentally alter the outcome of an investigation or resulting prosecution. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist individuals who are weighing up their options to assist the police.

Police Investigations - Police Arrest Procedures

Police Arrest Procedures

For people who are suspected of committing an offence, or have been charged with a criminal offence, there are often questions about police arrest procedures that exist in Queensland. For some charges, there are mandatory steps police must take before they charge a person. Our team provides advice and representation for individuals facing arrest or who have been charged by police.

Police Investigations - Being Detained by Police

Being Detained by Police

In order for police to be able to detain a person, there are certain legal standards that must be met. In cases where the basis for detaining a person is challenged and cannot be substantiated, charges may be stayed or police may be prevented from relying on any ‘tainted’ evidence. In some cases, compensation claims are possible where there is an unlawful arrest or detention by police.

Complaints about Police Investigations

Complaints about Police Conduct or Investigations

There are many cases in which people who have been the subject of investigation, arrest or prosecution feel aggrieved by their treatment by police. While an experienced criminal lawyer may assist a person in making a complaint about police misconduct or corruption, there are a number of agencies or organisations established whose function is to pursue such issues.

Police Investigations: Call Our Lawyers

Police Investigations - Police Search Powers in Queensland

The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld) sets out a range of the police search powers that exist for the Queensland Police Service. There are further powers, shared with other law enforcement agencies, which allow access and search powers for police. In cases where police act beyond their power, information gathered or obtained may be ruled inadmissible by courts.

Call Our Lawyers
Police Investigations - The Right to Silence in Queensland

The right to silence is not unlimited. There are important exceptions to the right to silence. In some cases, people can be compelled by law enforcement agencies to speak – even where it might tend to incriminate them. In some cases, remaining silent can even be taken as an admission as to guilt. If you seek advice about the right to silence, contact our experienced criminal lawyers.

Call Our Lawyers
Police Investigations - Cooperating With Police

During a police investigation, people are often (not always) offered the opportunity to voluntarily assist with their investigations. Cooperating with police can be an important decision that can fundamentally alter the outcome of an investigation or resulting prosecution. Anderson Fredericks Turner can assist individuals who are weighing up their options to assist the police.

Call Our Lawyers
Police Investigations - Police Arrest Procedures

For people who are suspected of committing an offence, or have been charged with a criminal offence, there are often questions about police arrest procedures that exist in Queensland. For some charges, there are mandatory steps police must take before they charge a person. Our team provides advice and representation for individuals facing arrest or who have been charged by police.

Call Our Lawyers
Police Investigations - Being Detained by Police

In order for police to be able to detain a person, there are certain legal standards that must be met. In cases where the basis for detaining a person is challenged and cannot be substantiated, charges may be stayed or police may be prevented from relying on any ‘tainted’ evidence. In some cases, compensation claims are possible where there is an unlawful arrest or detention by police.

Call Our Lawyers
Complaints about Police Investigations

There are many cases in which people who have been the subject of investigation, arrest or prosecution feel aggrieved by their treatment by police. While an experienced criminal lawyer may assist a person in making a complaint about police misconduct or corruption, there are a number of agencies or organisations established whose function is to pursue such issues.

Call Our Lawyers