Theft & Drug Offences

Speak to us BEFORE you speak to the Police

Our Lawyers have successfully defended a range of drug offences, ranging from possession to high-level trafficking.

We have represented clients across Australia, and regularly fly to Darwin and Sydney to represent matters being heard in their respective courts at short notice.

Because the sentencing parameters for drug crimes vary so widely, getting the right Lawyer can mean the differences between a fine and a years behind bars.

About Us

Brisbane, Moreton Bay & Sunshine Coast Criminal Lawyers

For many people, being charged with a criminal offence will be one of the most stressful experiences they are likely to go through. If you have been charged with a crime or think you are about to be, it’s important you speak to us before you speak to the police. Seeking the right advice from a reputable firm is crucial to ensuring that your rights are protected and that you obtain the best outcome.

  • Traffic Offences

  • Sex Crimes

  • Drug Offences.

  • Fraud and Theft Offences

  • Violent Crimes (AOBH, Murder, Assault etc.)

  • White Collar Crimes

Michael Burrows - Criminal Law Specialist | 1300 697 257

Michael Burrows
Criminal Law Accredited Specialist

Criminal Lawyers Association of NT

Michael is a General Committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory

Top 30 under 30

In 2015 recognised by the Australian Institute of Management as one of the “AIM 30” Top 30 leaders and managers under 30 in Australia

Experienced Practitioners

Our lawyers have extensive experience in all levels of courtroom advocacy including the Magistrates Courts, District and Supreme Courts

What We Do

Our Practice Areas

Our lawyers work exclusively in criminal law. We have represented clients from low level traffic offences up to drug trafficking and murder. If you have been charged with a criminal offence we can help.

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Sex and Violent Crimes

We have successfully defended clients charged with minor assault to murder and attempted murder of state officials.

Drug Offences

From minor possession to major trafficking charges, if you have been charged with a drug related offence, our lawyers can help.

Fraud and Theft

Our lawyers work exclusively in criminal law. If you have been charged with a white collar crime we can help.

Traffic offences

Don’t lose your license because you didn’t see a lawyer. Our team know how to get your the best result.

Our TEAM

Our team of Lawyers, lead by Michael Burrows, are here to help

Michael is the Senior Partner at QCLS. Michael has a unique background with extensive experience in all levels of courtroom advocacy specialising in the Criminal Law. He has practised as both a Barrister and Solicitor in Magistrates Courts, District and Supreme Courts and Courts of Appeal in many Australian Jurisdictions.

Michael is also highly experienced in dealing with coercive investigations by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). He has appeared in coronial enquiries, Mental Health Review Tribunal and Mental Health Court matters, as well as before parliamentary investigatory bodies where he has represented politicians in the highest levels of State Government.

Michael Burrows - Accredited Specialist Criminal Lawyer - Call 1300 697 257

Michael Burrows

Senior Partner

Patrick Earl

Partner

Brendan Lavery

Criminal Lawyer

Alex Ramsay

Paralegal

Sabrina Guidotti

Paralegal

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What We Do

When to get advice

It’s important that if you have been charged, that you speak to us before you speak to the police. The police can require you to provide your legal name, date of birth and address, but you are not required and should not answer any further questions.

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What areas do you work in?

Our lawyers work exclusively in criminal law. We have represented clients from low level traffic offences up to drug trafficking and murder. If you have been charged with a criminal offence we can help.

Should I speak to the complainant?

You should not make any attempts to contact the complainant. If the complainant reaches out you should not answer their calls.

What states do you work in?

We are based in Queensland but regularly appear for clients all over Australia, including the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia and the A.C.T.

What information do you need from me in order to get started?

If you have been charged, it’s important that you bring along any documents provided to you by the police, if you have been charged and are due to appear in court, you will usually have been provided a copy of your QP9.

I’ve been served a warrant at 2 am, can you help?

We understand that the police ‘sometimes’ serve warrants at 2:00 am. If this happens, feel free to call our Patrick Earl on 0407 781 123.