Judge Clive Wall on Armed Robberies

Criminals on Notice

Southport Judge Clive Wall QC is putting criminals on notice after a large spate of armed robberies in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

Bill Potts, a criminal lawyer of over 30 years with Potts Lawyers the largest criminal law firm in the state says that tough sentencing may not deter someone on drugs who thinks they are 10 feet tall and indestructible.

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Bill Potts Speaks To Courier Mail On Armed Robberies

By Greg Stolz & Jeremy Pierce

If it wasn’t so terrifying for the victims, the long series of Gold Coast crimes could almost be described as monotonous.

Forty-four hold-ups on the Coast so far this year, twenty this month alone. Barely a day seems to go by on the Glitter Strip when someone doesn’t pull a knife, gun, syringe or an iron bar on some hapless shopkeeper, service station attendant, pizza delivery driver or – in the latest robbery, which happened on Thursday – a teenage worker at McDonalds.

With the strip in the grip of what one leading criminal lawyer describes as an amphetamine-addiction epidemic, drugs are seen as the major cause of most of the hold-ups. Continue reading Bill Potts Speaks To Courier Mail On Armed Robberies