General images of Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre at Wolston, Wolston. Picture AAP/David Clark
General images of Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre at Wolston, Wolston. Picture AAP/David Clark

COVID-19 restrictions stops Dalby woman getting legal reps

STRICT COVID-19 restrictions in a Brisbane correctional centre has prevented a Dalby woman from finding legal representation for her upcoming sentence.

Appearing in Dalby Magistrates Court via video link from the Brisbane Womens Correctional Centre, Hayley Jane Lovell said she couldn’t sign a form to apply for Legal Aid because she “wasn’t allowed” to touch a pen due to COVID-19.

Lovell told the court she was on day five of a 14-day quarantine period while in the prison.

Duty lawyer Chelsea Saldumbide asked for her matter to be adjourned, and a date was set for September 7.

Lovell appeared charged with possessing dangerous drugs.


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