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Atherton Magistrates Court

Welcome to our free online Criminal Law Directory which lists Court Lawyers that regularly appear in the Atherton Magistrates Court.

Our criminal defence lawyers have a vast array of experience in the criminal law field, including, but not limited to drug matters, drink driving and traffic matters, assault, affray, robbery, sexual assault, theft, fraud and break and enter.

The Magistrates Court is the first level of the Queensland Courts system. Most criminal cases are first heard, in some form, in this court. Most civil actions are also heard here.

A person charged with a criminal offence must be brought before the Magistrates Court as a soon as possible after the charge is laid. The magistrate, who presides over the court, will decide whether there is enough evidence for the person to face trial and, if so, which court should hear the case. The magistrate may commit the case to the District or Supreme Court depending on the seriousness of the offence.

The Magistrates Court can deal with less serious offences (summary offences) such as traffic infringements, minor offences such as shoplifting or disorderly behaviour, and less serious offences involving burglary, assault, fraud and drugs..

The Atherton Magistrates Court is located at
81 Main Street
PO Box 912
Atherton Qld 4883

If you have been charged with an offence, are due to appear in Atherton Magistrates Court and need advice or representation, please contact our criminal lawyer from the list below.
 


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