Cherisse is a solicitor based at our Gympie office. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Charles Darwin University. Cherisse then completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2016.
Cherisse has strong interests in family law, domestic violence, criminal law, traffic law, property and succession.
Outside of work, Cherisse is a life saver with Alex Heads Surf Life Saving Club and spends the rest of her time running after her children.
Success Stories and Publications
Our solicitor Cherisse Breese assisted a client in a parenting matter.
The client was served with court documents by the other party requesting 50/50 shared care arrangements. Ms Breese filed documents stating our client would like the children to live with her and spend time with the other party on weekends.
On the day of court, the solicitors came to an interim agreement by consent. The judge agreed to the majority of the consent orders. The children were to live with our client and spend time with the other party four nights per fortnight.
Both parties were happy with the new arrangement.
Our solicitor Cherisse Breese represented a client on a charge of driving under the influence with a BAC of 0.313.
The client, who had issues with alcohol, recognised that she had a problem and took part in the 'Time for Change' program through the Court. After completing the program, and undertaking counselling sessions, the client faced the court for sentencing.
Ms Breese made submissions regarding her rehabilitation and her participation in the program. She also made submissions as to the client's personal circumstances and her genuine remorse. The client was sentenced and fined $1800.00 and was disqualified from driving for 18 months.
Our solicitor Cherisse Breese assisted a client charged with assault occasioning bodily harm. The client was a middle-aged woman who had a physical altercation with another woman with whom she had a history.
Ms Breese made submissions to the court to take into account the fact the client had no criminal history, her genuine remorse, and her efforts to rehabilitate emotionally. Our client was sentenced to a fine $900 and ordered to pay $500 compensation to the complainant. No conviction was recorded.
Our solicitor Cherisse Breese assisted a client cahrged with Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm.
The client had been shopping when she saw a a former friend of hers who had had an affair with the client's husband. The client instructred that she snapped and grabbed the woman around the neck and there was an altercation. The woman sustained redness and pain as a result of the assault.
Ms Breese made submissions to the court regarding the client's previous good character and the history between the two women. Our client was sentenced to a fine of $900 and ordered to pay $500 compensation to the complainant. No conviction was recorded.
Our solicitor Cherisse Breese asisted a client who was charged with producing dangerous drugs.
The client had a liver disease and a form of arthritis and was unable to take any pain medication. Looking for an alternative to prescription medications he could not take, he started to grow cannabis.
Police came to the client's property and he was charged with producing dangerous drugs and possessing a thing used in a commission of a crime.
Ms Breese made submissions to the court in mitigation of his sentence and showed the court evidence of his medical condition and absence of any previous offences. The Magistrate took her submissions into consideration and sentenced the client to a good behaviour bond of $900 for seven months. He was also ordered to complete a drug diversion program. No conviction was recorded.