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Alleged Mongols bikie vows to fight charges laid under Queensland's new serious and organised crime laws


An alleged bikie who is the first to be charged under Queensland's new serious and organised crime laws says he will fight the charges.

Phillip Bruce Main, 44, was arrested by detectives from Taskforce Maxima while driving in Hamilton on Brisbane's north side.

Police alleged Main was wearing two large gold rings a diamond 1 per cent ring and another with a Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) motif.

The 44-year-old was charged with wearing OMCG colours or paraphernalia, which are prohibited from being worn in public under new crime laws introduced last month.

Main appeared in Brisbane's Magistrates Court this morning, where the matter was adjourned until February.

Outside court, his lawyer Michael Gatenby said his client intended to fight the charges.

"Very keen to resolve the matter by way of a trial, that is if the prosecution decides to continue with a charge," Mr Gatenby said.

"It's an offence to wear a ring in a public place, he's not wearing it in a public place until such time as directed to get out of the vehicle.

"On one view of it it's quite improper that police direct people to get out of a car and then charge them for being in a public place.

"One has to wonder whether the public purse is being sensibly expended prosecuting this man for wearing a ring in his car."