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Welcome to Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

Sydney Criminal Lawyers ® is Australia’s leading criminal defence law firm, bringing together a team of the nation’s most experienced, trusted and respected specialist criminal lawyers who consistently deliver outstanding results to clients in situations where only the very best criminal lawyers should be entrusted.

Our long-established criminal defence firm is spearheaded by lawyers who are certified by the Law Society of New South Wales as Accredited Criminal Law Specialists, and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of client service and consistent delivery of exceptional results has led to our recognition as the Best Criminal Law Firm in Australia by numerous professional bodies for several years running.

Our lawyers represent clients across New South Wales in all criminal offences and traffic law cases, and across the nation in serious and complex cases when only the best will do.

We have ten office locations across the state including in the Sydney CBD opposite the Downing Centre Courts, in Parramatta, Liverpool, Sutherland, Wollongong and Newcastle, and we also offer conferences by Zoom, Teams and by phone.

For your financial peace of mind, we offer fixed fees for many of our services as well as realistic cost estimates for serious and complex crime, and are committed to providing the highest quality and most formidable legal representation to our valued clients.

We also provide a free first conference for those who are going to court for criminal or traffic law cases, during which one of our experienced defence lawyers will assess your case, advise you of your options and explain the optimal path to success.

So don’t settle for anything other than the best – call us 24/7 on (02) 9261 8881 and have Australia’s Most Awarded Criminal Defence Law Firm on your side.

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    Successfully aided me in achieving a non-guilty verdict

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    I ended up with the best possible outcome

    Tandy was incredible. Really thorough and professional. I ended up with the best possible outcome.

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    The best

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a criminal defence lawyer?

    criminal defence lawyer is a legal practitioner who represents the interests of those accused of criminal offences by government agencies such as state and federal police forces, Offices of the Director of Public or the Roads and Maritime Service.

  • What is a traffic lawyer?

    traffic lawyer is a defence lawyer with specialist experience in representing those accused of driving and other road-related offences such as drink or drug driving, driving whilst disqualified, speeding and red light cameras by state agencies such as the police or Roads and Maritime Service.

  • How can I find the best criminal lawyer?

    There are many factors to consider when looking for the best criminal lawyer and law firm for your case, including whether they:

    1. Are certified by the Law Society of New South Wale as Accredited Criminal Law Specialists,
    2. Specialise exclusively in criminal defence,
    3. Have been established for a long time and have lawyers who are vastly experienced in criminal law,
    4. Have a long and proven track record of producing outstanding outcomes for clients,
    5. Regularly receive awards for high–quality legal work and exceptional client service,
    6. Have a strong track record of positive client reviews, and
    7. Have transparent fee structures, such as fixed fees.

    Be wary of firms who advertise percentages of ‘success’ or guarantee results, as these claims can be misleading and are seldom substantiated.

    Take your time – choosing the right lawyer is an important decision that can make all the difference to the outcome of your case.

  • How much does a criminal lawyer cost?

    The price for a criminal defence lawyer will depend on several factors, including whether the case is undertaken on a fixed fee basis or an hourly rate, as well as whether the lawyer specialises exclusively in criminal law, their years of experience doing so and whether they have been certified as Accredited Criminal Law Specialists.

    Fixed fee court representation in criminal cases will normally start from around $2000 + GST for a specialist criminal defence lawyer, and hourly rates will normally range from $300 + GST for a junior criminal lawyer up to $600 + GST or more for an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, who are generally regarded as the very best criminal lawyers in the state.

  • How can I get a free first appointment with a criminal lawyer?

    You can get a free first appointment with a criminal lawyer by checking on the firm’s website whether these are offered, or by calling or emailing the law firm and asking.

    A first appointment is a way to obtain advice about your case, your options and the best way forward, as well as to determine whether the lawyer and law firm you are seeing are right for you.

    First appointments should always be obligation-free, meaning you should never be or even feel forced to engage the lawyer or law firm for your case.

  • What should I do if I’m accused of a criminal offence?

    If you are facing allegations of having committed a criminal offence, it is extremely important to contact a criminal defence lawyer right away because they are there to protect you and your interests, whereas those who are prosecuting you have interests that are not aligned with yours.

    A specialist criminal lawyer will have the knowledge and experience to advise you about where you stand, your options and the best way forward.

  • What should I do if I’m accused of a traffic offence?

    If you are going to court for a traffic offence or have received a penalty notice (fine), it is very important to consult a defence lawyer who is experienced in driving cases as they will be able to advise you of the right steps to take in order to achieve the optimal outcome in the circumstances.

    Several law firms who are experienced in traffic law cases will offer free first conferences to those who are going to court.

  • Where can I find the nearest criminal lawyer in NSW?

    You can find the nearest Sydney Criminal Lawyers office to you by entering your location into our handy find a lawyer near me tool – we have ten office locations across the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond, including Newcastle, Cessnock and Wollongong. We also offer conferences by phone and Zoom.

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