Criminal Lawyer in Melbourne - Defence Lawyers, Law Firms & Solicitors
Tough times call for Criminal Lawyer
With a history of successful legal representation in Melbourne, you can trust us to guide you on your criminal or traffic law matter. We will listen to and support your side of the story.
The best outcome for your criminal matters
Have you been charged with a criminal offence? We have years of experience as criminal lawyers in Melbourne. With our criminal solicitors by your side, you can be confident that you will receive the best legal representation in court.
Our priority is to obtain the best possible outcome for you. We are friendly, fair and upfront with our service. We explain the legal process, what to expect and the likely outcome for your case. We understand that our clients need assurance, transparency and efficiency throughout their legal matter.
Our lawyers regularly make appearances at Melbourne, Sunshine, Heidelberg and Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court, among others. With experience in a number of court jurisdictions – Magistrates' Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Children's Court and more – our criminal law firm will be able to provide expert insight and advice for your case.
We represent clients who are facing both summary and indictable offences.
Need legal advice now? Call 03 8590 8370 to book your free consultation with a criminal lawyer in Melbourne today!
Make sure your voice is heard
It can be overwhelming to face criminal charges and court. And unlike other areas of the law, criminal matters carry more life-altering consequences. While some lawyers may suggest you just plead guilty, we will go through every option you have and present the best defence possible.
We know that these proceedings will have serious outcomes for the rest of your life and the lives of your loved ones. We also know that with some criminal cases, you may encounter judgement and find the odds stacked against you. That's why our expert criminal lawyers ensure that your legal rights are protected throughout the process and offer support and guidance whenever needed. From sex offences to murder trials, we will help you assemble a strong legal defence and be by your side.
The most important thing about your criminal defence is getting to share your perspective. We ensure that your voice is heard and your story is told.
Criminal law expertise and legal advice
It is in your best interest to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. This may be before you are called in for a police interview or when you are served with a charge sheet and summons. We are experts in advising clients across Melbourne on criminal law matters and are confident we can help you too.
Have you been charged with fraud, theft, robbery or other similar charges? Our team of criminal lawyers can defend you against these charges. There is a possibility that you may be sentenced to imprisonment. The severity of your charge or sentence can be influenced by good legal representation if you contact us early on.
Your participation, circumstances and background must be presented in a favourable light that supports your best-case scenario. If you are feeling unsure, unsafe or overwhelmed by your criminal matter, we are here to help you. We have a no-judgement policy and believe everyone has the right to defend themselves.
We are always willing to advocate for our clients no matter what the case may be. Our experienced criminal defence lawyers will be able to provide you with expert legal advice that is sure to deliver.
Frequently asked questions
The Victorian legal system can be confusing. We try to provide as much clarity as we can for our clients so that they feel more comfortable with the process. Below are some of the most common questions we get – if you have a question that isn't answered here, feel free to reach out to our team of criminal defence lawyers!
There are two types of offences that come under criminal law: summary offences and indictable offences.
Summary offences are less serious charges and are heard in the Magistrates’ Court. These include things such as offensive behaviour, property damage, minor assaults, and violations of traffic law (drink driving, driving whilst suspended/disqualified, etc.).
A more serious crime such as drug trafficking, murder, is an indictable offence. These cases are heard at an initial hearing (committal hearing) at the Magistrates’ Court to determine whether or not the case will be sent to the County or Supreme Court.
You should hire a lawyer at the earliest possible moment when it comes to criminal law. With such serious consequences, it is important that you recruit the services of a law firm so that you have access to the relevant legal advice.
You may think that the best criminal lawyers will practice exclusively in criminal law, but this is not always the case. You do want someone with experience representing clients in similar criminal cases, so that they are familiar with the necessary laws, precedents, and defences.
To find the right criminal defence lawyer for you, ask your family and friends and consult reviews online. You may also want to engage law firms to see whether you work well with the lawyer; many law firms will offer a free consultation.
We offer a free initial consultation for our clients, where we learn about your legal matter and you can ask us any questions to help gain a better sense of who we are as a criminal law firm.
When it comes to criminal law, a good lawyer can mean the difference between being found guilty or not guilty, as well as the severity of the punishment if convicted.
There a number of factors that can help your case: good character, whether you were experiencing distress or provocation, whether you were impaired or intoxicated, remorse for your crime, and any rehabilitation efforts or reparations made. A good lawyer will be able to use these to strengthen your defence and influence the outcome.
When it comes to criminal law firms, the amount you may be charged can vary widely. Specialist criminal lawyers in Melbourne are typically more expensive and with the largest criminal law firms, your case may not get the attention it deserves.
We offer fixed fee pricing for our legal services so that you are never caught unaware by hidden costs. During our free initial consultation, we’ll inform you of what to expect in terms of cost so that you can plan accordingly.
If you are unable to afford a lawyer, you may qualify for financial assistance from Victoria Legal Aid.
While many lawyers will shy away from complex cases or certain types of criminals, we believe that every person in Melbourne deserves to access quality legal assistance. We will take on any case, no matter what you have been accused of.