Sophie Dagg is a Senior Associate based at Go To Court Lawyers’ Southport office. In 2007 she was awarded a scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws through Central Queensland University. She then completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the College of Law.
Sophie practices mostly in criminal law and traffic law and has experience in both Queensland and New South Wales. Sophie is a strong and assertive advocate and appears regularly on behalf of her clients in the Magistrates and District Courts in Queensland as well as in Local and District Courts in New South Wales. She has a lot of experience representing Defendants charged with Heavy Vehicle offences in both New South Wales and Queensland.
Sophie is experienced at running Defended Hearings in New South Wales Local Courts as well as Trials in Queensland Magistrates Courts. Sophie is focused on ensuring that each of her clients receives the very best outcome possible.
Accreditations & memberships
- Member of the Law Society of QLD
Success Stories and Publications
- Justice Mediation (Qld)
- Unlawful Searches and Reasonable Suspicion (NSW)
- Sentencing Assessment Reports in the Local Court (NSW)
- Pleading Not Guilty in the Local Court (NSW)
- Findings of Guilt With No Conviction (NSW)
- Heavy Vehicle Offences: Higher Penalties and More Accountability
Our solicitor Sophie Dagg assisted a client who was charged with sexual assault. It was alleged that the client had touched the complainant's bottom and that this physical contact occurred without consent.
A submission was sent to the DPP seeking the complainant's agreement to participate in Justice Mediation. An agreement was reached during Mediation and therefore the matter was resolved out of court.
The DPP then withdrew the charge.
Our solicitor Sophie Dagg assisted a client who was charged with rape. The client was a massage therapist and it was alleged that he raped a client during a massage.
Ms Dagg made a submission to Prosecutions, suggesting that the evidence relied on by the crown implied that the complainant either gave actual consent or that the defendant made an honest and reasonable mistake as to consent.
Ms Dagg sent a Section 110B notice asking that the complainant be made available for cross-examination over the issue of consent at the committal hearing. The DPP subsequently withdrew the rape charge.
Our solicitor Sophie Dagg acted on behalf of a man who was charged with Disqualified Driving.
The client's license was court disqualified due to a High Range PCA some 5 months earlier. Disqualified Driving carries a mandatory period of two years disqualification.
The client was self-employed as a pilot / escort driver and required his license in order to continue to make a living. Receiving a two year disqualification would have resulted in premature retirement and significant financial hardship.
Ms Dagg commenced case-conference with the prosecution and wrote a submission seeking they down-grade the charge to a ‘Simpliciter’, a charge that carries no mandatory period of disqualification. This submission was accepted and the client pleaded guilty to the amended charge. He received a $500 fine and did not lose his license.
Our solicitor Sophie Dagg represented a client charged with Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, after punching his 13 month old son in the face. The child suffered bruising to his face. After negotiations with Prosecutions, the Fact Sheet was amended to remove the details about the child's injuries. The client then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.
Our solicitor Sophie Dagg represented a client charged with one count of Drug Supply and three counts of Possessing Dangerous Drugs. Ms Dagg made detailed representations to Prosecutions and was successful in having the drug supply charge withdrawn, with the client pleading guilty to the drug possession charges. The client received a Section 10.