Do you like to host big parties? Maybe you live near to an area that hosts big functions and events? These events can be fun – however without safety and security in mind, they all too often spiral out-of-control.
The police and the community have had enough of the alcohol and drug-fuelled violence resulting from out of control parties, which includes; fighting, damaging property, disorderly conduct, making unreasonable noise and trespassing.
Plans to impose harsher penalties on hosts of out-of-control house parties were approved by the Queensland Parliament this week.
An ‘out-of-control party’ is now defined as a function involving 12 or more people, in which at least three are involved in unacceptable behaviours.
A 12-month jail term or a $12,100 fine could be handed out to adult party organisers and gate-crashers. The new laws also mean that revellers could face a three-year jail term if they are aggressive towards police.
This also applies to parents of under-age children hosting the parties. If your child is the host of an out-of-control event, you will not only have to cover the costs associated with a police-call out, but you could also be taken to court and asked why should not be responsible for paying the fine, along with spending a possible stint in jail.
Penalties will not apply to party organisers who take the necessary steps to ensure their event is safe, such as having security and notifying the police before the event begins.
The new laws will help bring down the high number of out-of-control parties causing trouble.
If you want to host a party with more than 12 people, then you will be responsible for the safety and well-being of your guests. Call Rent A Cop security crowd control to ensure that your event goes off without a glitch and that you don’t end up with a large fine or even time behind bars!