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Andrew has been involved in the practice of criminal law for over 25 years. Andrew was previously a partner at one of Australia’s largest criminal law firms, but since 2010 he has fronted his own firm with Campbell MacCallum and Antonious Abdelshahied providing specialist criminal defence and family law services.
As one of Queensland’s first Accredited Specialists in criminal law, Andrew is recognised by his peers and the Queensland Law Society (QLS) as an expert in his field. Andrew was the first accredited specialist in criminal law on the Gold Coast, and only one of the few who are based outside of Brisbane. He is listed as a leading criminal lawyer with Doyle's Guide.
He is a member of the QLS Criminal Law section committee. In June 2016 the QLS recognised Andrew's 25 years service as a Solicitor.
A Gold Coast resident since 1994 Andrew has provided advice and representation to those who find themselves being prosecuted by the police and other government agencies. His practice has grown from local representation to other areas of Queensland, Northern New South Wales and other parts of Australia.
With his breadth of experience Andrew handles complex cases of all types whether they be “white collar” crime, sexual offences, offence of violence, property offences, driving offences, serious drug offences or commonwealth offences. If you are in trouble he can handle it.
Andrew regularly appears as an advocate in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts. Andrew also represented clients at the Crime and Corruption Commission and in the Australian Crime Commission.
Andrew also accepts instructions in relation to prosecution by Government Agencies such as Workplace Health and Safety, Workcover, Office of Fair Trading, City Councils and The Australian Taxation Office.
What is an Accredited Specialist?
To become an accredited specialist, a solicitor must undertake advanced study and complete written and practical examinations in the specialist area. They must have been practising full time for at least five years and more than 25% of their work has to have been in that field of law. To retain specialist accreditation, they must complete a minimum amount of training each year.
Solicitors do not have to be accredited specialists to work in the field of criminal litigation, but accreditation demonstrates a very high level of expertise in the area.
There are many lawyers who are experienced practitioners in a range of legal matters, and who provide their clients with the benefit of their experience and practical knowledge. Accredited Specialists are those solicitors who have proven their expertise by undertaking a series of assessments and an examination about their area of knowledge.
Specialist Accreditation helps consumers recognise lawyers who have demonstrated their ability and experience in a complex area of law.
Be Careful Where You 'Pokémon Go'
The recent phenomenon sweeping the globe is, of course, Pokémon Go. The location based augmented reality mobile game has thousands of Queenslanders out and about in attempt to catch those elusive Pokémon. Just be careful not to get yourself in hot water while doing so.
Overview of Domestic Violence Laws
This article is an overview of Domestic Violence laws in Queensland which is governed by the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (“the Act”). Given the rise in Domestic Violence, a specialist court has been established within the Southport Magistrates Court to provide consistency and to deal with complex and difficult situations. Anyone who suffers from any form of Domestic Violence is encouraged to contact DV Connect on 1800 811 811 (24 hours a day/7 days a week).
Do you have a Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is a formal document giving another person the authority to make legally binding decisions on your behalf, both in relation to financial and/or health matters. A power of attorney can be useful in many situations including when a person faces a period of time in custody.
Traffic Law Update: Mobile Phones and Handheld Devices
The State Government has brought in double the demerit penalties for repeat offenders as of 1 September, taking a tough new stance on using your handheld device while driving. If you’re caught using a mobile phone while driving twice in 12 months you’ll cop double demerit points that's a $353 fine and six points!
Andrew Moloney Speaks to Students at Miami State High School
On Tuesday 28th July 2015, Moloney MacCallum Senior partner Andrew Moloney, spoke to the Year 11 students at Miami State High School about the law as part of the “Student Wellbeing” day run by the school. .
State Budget initiatives align with Queensland Law Society’s Call to Parties
Queensland Law Society welcomes legal services and court funding commitments announced in the Queensland 2015-16 State Budget on 14 July 2015.
Publications on mmlawyers.com.au
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers will now be posting articles about certain areas of practice. Our articles can be found in our new publications sections!
Clarifying Confusion about Compelled Evidence at the Crime & Corruption Commission
Rugby player Karmichael Hunt recently made mention of the reasons for naming other persons including other professional sportsman in his statement to police. Words such as “compelled” were used and an inference that he had no choice, was left with the reader/viewer. We felt that this may leave clients or potential clients of our firm with a misleading view of what you can and can’t do, and when you have a choice when facingdealings with the Crime and Corruption Commission in Queensland.
Andrew Moloney provides an update to the changes in Criminal Law
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers managing partner & Criminal Law specialist Andrew Moloney gave a lecture at the Annual Queensland Law Society Symposium to update other lawyers with the changes to criminal law legislation over the last 12 months.
Campbell MacCallum represents Titans players charged in the wake of a cocaine investigation
Campbell MacCallum, Principal of Moloney MacCallum Lawyers speaks with the TODAY Show in relation to the allegations against certain Gold Coast Titans players.
Not Guilty Verdict in Murder Allegations
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers have successfully defended a man charged with murder alleged to have occurred at the Beachcomber Apartments on the Gold Coast in 2012.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The team at Moloney MacCallum Lawyers would like to wish everyone a safe and very Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
Safe Night Out Legislation
Safe Night Out Legislation – New legislative amendments targeting Queensland’s nightlife have been introduced just in time for schoolies.
Government to reverse bikie segregation in prisons
The State Government will begin to wind back its controversial 'bikie laws'.
Legal Eagle Spreads His Wings for Charity
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers Principal, Campbell MacCallum displayed his softer side over the weekend when he joined Court House Staff in the Gold Coast Marathon to represent and help raise funds for the children's hospital charity Radio Lollipop.
Gold Coast Titans player Paul Carter pleads guilty to drink driving
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers, Principal, Campbell MacCallum has represented Gold Coast Titans player Paul Carter as he pleads guilty to drink driving.
Is Queensland at risk of becoming a Police State?
Gold Coast Solicitor, Campbell MacCallum, says new laws are now affecting not just bikies, but ordinary citizens.
Chief Judge denies the Gold Coast a third Judge
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers Principal, Andrew Moloney, has renewed a plea for the appointment of a third District Court Judge on the Gold Coast.
Convicted with a Drop of Blood -- For a Crime He can't Remember
A Gold Coast man has pleaded guilty to a crime he can’t remember due to a single drop of his blood discovered at the scene. Criminal Lawyer Joe Wicking represented the man as his decade old crime finally caught up with him. .
Shotgun & Affair leads to Probation Order
A Chevron Island father who hid a shotgun under his bed after discovering his wife had been having an affair with his best friend has today been released from custody with the assistance of Solicitor Joe Wicking.
Spitting Offence results in Suspended Sentence
A Gold Coast Teenager narrowly avoided a term of imprisonment last week when she faced the Southport Magistrates Court charged with serious assault of police.
Escapee Jailed Over Laptops
Gold Coast Solicitor, Joe Wicking of Moloney MacCallum Lawyers represented a NSW Escapee who was found hiding in a roof. .
Barba's ex-partner rejects NRL
Gold Coast Solictor, Campbell MacCallum assist Ainslie Currie with NRL enquiry
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Campbell MacCallum works with Civil War Refugee
Campbell MacCallum ensures that Taufua will play!
The intervention of Moloney MacCallum Lawyers has cleared Manly Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua to take his place in the NRL clash against Brisbane at Lang Park tonight.
Social Media, The Law, Crime and You
Gold Coast criminal defence lawyer Andrew Moloney says police, offenders and even defence lawyers are now actively using social media sites to look for evidence of offences or scout potential burglary targets..
Man Accused of Trying to Lure Women into his Car
Solicitor, Joe Wicking of Moloney MacCallum Lawyers yesterday appeared on behalf of a man accused of trying to lure women into his car.
Gold Coast 17 Year Olds Shamefully Treated as Adults by our Criminal Justice System
Queensland’s insistence on treating 17 year olds as adults for criminal charges is a shameful policy that is out of step with the rest of Australia, according to Gold Coast criminal defence lawyer Andrew Moloney.
Cocaine Charges Listed for Trial
Campbell MacCallum, Legal Practice Director of Moloney MacCallum has listed serious drug matters for trial..
Welcome to our New Website
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers has today launched a refreshed website.
Mandatory Disqualifications Unfair
Moloney MacCallum Lawyers, Principal, Andrew Moloney has called for greater leniency for disqualified drivers caught out by old fines.