What's The First Step In My
My defence strategy is to fight every element of the
case against you. I will not allow the prosecution to
get a conviction if they cannot definitively prove that
a crime was committed, and that you were the one who
The Prosecutor must establish that:
• the search against you
was entered into lawfully and properly according to
• that the arrest procedure was proper and fair
• that you were advised of your rights as required by
• that your identification was fair and legal
• that any forensic tests were properly conducted
I'll also make sure all evidence and discovery is
made available to the defence. Especially any evidence
that the Prosecutor may have that suggests or proves
that you may be innocent.
In truth, there are a tremendous number of legal
motions or procedural arguments that a Brisbane
Criminal Defence Lawyer may try, depending on the
facts of the particular case. But only an experienced
criminal defence lawyer will be familiar with many of
the more specific and obscure arguments that may help
That's where I come in. I will use my experience,
skill, and knowledge to do whatever it takes to get you
every legal advantage to which the defence is entitled.
What Can You Do To
You see, with my background and experience, I may be
able to provide some unique defence options that some
lawyers probably wouldn't consider. Because I'm in
Queensland Criminal Courts day in and day out, fighting
doing this kind of work. And I'm constantly in contact
with the top criminal defence Barristers in the state.
The lawyer down the street who handles a real estate
closing one day, and a divorce the next day, simply
can't be knowledgeable about all the arcane details of a
complex criminal defence strategy. That's why you
absolute need a Lawyer who knows the criminal laws of
Queensland backward and forward, which is only gained by
defending criminal cases every day.
Specifically, here are just a few of the many defence
tactics that could be helpful if your case:
Charges filed against you have to have been filed
promptly, or the case against you could be prejudiced.
Delays could mean you wouldn't get a fair trial, which
can be grounds for dismissal.
Evidence against you must be available for independent
analysis by the defence. If it isn't provided, any such
evidence should be excluded from the case.
• In a
jury case, the selection process can be very important.
I'll make sure we seat a fair and unbiased, impartial
jury to deliberate your case.
you need to testify in court on your own behalf, I'll
prepare you for what we need to communicate to the jury
to make sure we get the facts presenting in a way that
helps your case. And I'll prepare you for when the
Prosecutor cross-examines you, so you'll know what to
expect, and be ready for when he may challenge your
In addition, I promise not just too vigorously defend
your legal rights, but to help make the entire process
at least a little easier for you. Facing criminal
prosecution is difficult enough without feeling like you
are in the dark the entire time. I'll hope to put your
mind at ease by explaining every step of the process
beforehand and as it is happening.
I could say much more in general about how I run
Queensland criminal cases, but I think it's much more
helpful to understand the facts exactly as they apply to
you. That's why I offer a free initial consultation
to all my potential clients, and anyone who needs a
little help in deciding what to do next.
Bruce Peters, Principal of Brisbane Criminal