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Punch once and you could be in court twice

Those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law after being convicted of an alcohol-fuelled offence could find themselves back in court facing civil proceedings.


Under changes to Queensland law, introduced this year, a person who is convicted of unlawfully striking the head or neck of a person causing their death can be jailed for life.


Offenders convicted under the law are required to serve at least 80% of their sentence before being eligible to apply for parole.


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