If you have been charged with a criminal offence or are under investigation by the police, it is very important that you seek legal advice from a criminal lawyer as quickly as possible. You should always seek advice from a criminal lawyer before speaking to the police.
Our lawyers provide advice and Court representation in relation to all criminal charges. Our Adelaide criminal lawyers act in minor matters heard by the Magistrates Court as well as serious charges heard in District and Supreme Courts.
If you intend to plead not guilty, a good criminal lawyer can help you gather evidence and prepare your defence. It is advisable to act as quickly as possible – the longer you wait the more likely it is that evidence vital to your defence will be lost or forgotten. In many cases we will be able to represent you at trial but, if necessary, we can brief an expert criminal barrister to conduct your defence.
If you intend to plead guilty, a criminal lawyer can assist you by collecting material for submission to the Court and by representing you in the sentencing process. It is very important that the Court hears submissions on your behalf. Properly prepared submissions from an experienced criminal lawyer can help you to maximise your chances of achieving the best possible outcome.
We will always provide you with an estimate of legal costs. In many cases you may be eligible for legal aid funding. We are happy to assist you with the process of applying for legal aid.
We can represent you in any traffic matter, such as speeding, drink driving, or careless driving. Significant penalties can be imposed for traffic offences including substantial fines, long periods of licence disqualification, and even prison. Traffic matters cannot be taken lightly. It is important that you receive proper legal advice.
If you have received an expiation notice that you wish to challenge, or if you have been summoned to Court or arrested for a traffic offence, we suggest you contact a traffic lawyer as soon as possible.
We will always provide you with an estimate of legal costs. In cases of serious traffic offending (where imprisonment is possible) you may be eligible for legal aid funding. We are happy to assist you with the process of applying for legal aid.
Find out how we can help you with your criminal or traffic matter. Contact us now.