Offences Against Children
Offences against children are serious, and punishment from the courts if convicted often attracts periods of imprisonment. It is, therefore, crucial to engage an experienced criminal defence lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity to navigate the process, the law and your case.
Our Brisbane based criminal lawyers defend persons charged with all offences against children, which includes:
- Indecent treatment of a child
- Unlawful carnal knowledge
- Maintaining a sexual relationship with a child
- Possessing child exploitation material
- Making child exploitation material
- Distributing child exploitation material
Whether you plead not guilty and proceed to trial, or plead guilty to any of these charges, our criminal defence solicitors work with you with the assistance of barristers and other experts such as forensic psychologists where required, to ensure that your best case is put forward, leading to the most favourable outcome in the circumstances.
Why choose Coates Davey Solicitors?
The Penalties and Sentences Act is a piece of legislation that governs the types of penalties that can be imposed in Queensland and the principles that the courts are to follow. There is a principle contained within that legislation that imprisonment should be imposed as a last resort. Within the last decade however, the law has been amended so that this principle no longer applies to most offences involving children, unless an accused person can show “exceptional circumstances”.
Given how serious these charges can be, you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer to work tirelessly for you on your case. You need a lawyer who understands the intricacies of this complex area of law, and its evolving nature, as well as a lawyer who understands the technical evidence that is often presented in these types of matters.
Our lawyers work tirelessly on all matters, tailoring the approach used in each case to suit the specific client and their circumstances. We offer a non-judgmental approach, and will work with you every step of the way to ensure that all options are discussed with you,
Given the nature of the penalties that can be imposed for offences involving children, you need a criminal lawyer by your side who will put the hard work in and fight for your rights.
For a free initial consultation, contact the experienced criminal defence lawyers at Coates Davey Solicitors on 07 3180 0180, or email us at [email protected], to discuss your case and how we can help you.
Coates Davey Solicitors defend all persons charged with offences against children who are facing court in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Western Regions such as Ipswich, Toowoomba and Dalby.