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Criminal Offences

Whether you are going to court for drug possession, common assault, or drink driving, or facing a complex trial for murder, commercial drug importation or supply, sexual assault or large-scale fraud, our experienced team of specialist criminal defence lawyers will fight to have your charges dropped or downgraded, or thrown out of court if the case proceeds to a defended hearing or jury trial.

Click on a link below for more information about your offence, or read the “12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®” below to see why so many clients every year trust our firm with their criminal law cases.

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

1. Proven Track Record of Exceptional Results

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® consistently achieves outcomes which are in the highest percentile of the Judicial Commission’s sentencing statistics for criminal cases.

Our legal team devises effective case-strategies and fights hard to have cases dropped entirely or charges downgraded – saving clients the time, expense and stress of a defended hearing or jury trial.

Where cases nevertheless proceed, our lawyers have an outstanding track record of winning defended Local Court hearings, and complex jury trials in the District and Supreme Courts.

We also consistently win appeals in the District and Supreme Courts (including the NSWCCA) after clients have received unsatisfactory results with other law firms in the lower courts.

We are one of the few firms to achieve successful criminal law appeals in the High Court of Australia.

Where our clients wish to plead guilty, we frequently achieve ‘dismissals’ and ‘non convictions’ in cases where other lawyers have advised there is no chance of doing so.

2. Highest Level of Client Satisfaction

We have the best and most comprehensive client review record of any law firm in Australia.

Regular communication, accessibility and quality service are our team’s highest priorities.

We are committed to thoroughly explaining all steps involved in the criminal law process, providing regular updates throughout the proceedings, and making ourselves accessible and responsive.

We are passionate about providing an exceptional level of service to our clients, and we fight hard to achieve optimal results in the shortest period of time.

3. Australia's Most Awarded Criminal & Traffic Law Firm

We have received more awards and accolades than any other criminal law firm in Australia.

Our team has been awarded “Criminal Defence Firm of the Year in Australia” in a number of prestigious and competitive awards programs for several years running.

The awards recognise our exceptional track record of results, our outstanding client service, the high level of satisfaction we achieve, the affordability of our services and our overall excellence.

4. Fixed Fees

We want our clients to know exactly how much their cases will cost from the very start.

That’s why we were the first criminal law firm in Australia to publish ‘fixed fees’, back in 2004.

We offer fixed fees for most types of criminal cases and services.

Our fixed fees apply to a range of Local Court cases such as drink driving, drug possession, fraud, common assault and AVOs, and also specific services such as prison visits, bail applications, appeals and defended hearings.

Unlike many other law firms, our fixed fees are published on our website – which ensures transparency and certainty.

5. Free First Appointment

For those who are going to court, we offer a free first conference of up to an hour with one of our Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers.

We also offer a free first conference to those who have received an unsatisfactory result after being represented in court by another law firm, or after representing themselves, and wish to appeal.

6. Specialist Lawyer Guarantee

We guarantee that only lawyers with substantial criminal defence experience will work on your case and appear for you in court.

This ensures our clients receive the highest quality representation from an experienced, specialist criminal lawyer.

7. All NSW Courts

From Bombala to Broken Hill, our lawyers appear in courts throughout New South Wales – and across Australia for Commonwealth cases.

And we offer fixed fees for most criminal and traffic law cases throughout the state.

8. Accredited Specialists


Our entire firm is exclusively dedicated to criminal law – which makes us true specialists.

All of our lawyers have years of experience representing clients in criminal cases, and our principal has been certified by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 2005.

An ‘Accredited Specialist’ is a lawyer who has practised for at least 5 years in a particular field of law (such as criminal law), has passed a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Law Society of NSW, and has been selected by the Specialist Accreditation Committee of the Law Society as an expert in the field. Accredited Specialists are required to undertake more training each year than other lawyers and must be successful in having their accreditation renewed every year. Specialist Accreditation is the mark of a true specialist.

Our firm’s specialist experience ensures you receive the best possible result, whatever your criminal law case may be.

9. Results-Focused Law Firm

Our team is passionate about achieving results, and unlike many other law firms, our lawyers do not have monthly financial ‘budgets’ to meet.

The absence of budgets means our lawyers are entirely focused on achieving optimal results in the shortest space of time; whether by getting charges dropped or downgraded at an early stage or having cases ‘thrown out of court’.

Not having budgets also means our lawyers are not under pressure to engage in unscrupulous practices such as unnecessarily adjourning cases or ‘overcharging’ clients – which, sadly, is a common complaint against many other lawyers and law firms.

No budgets encourages regular consultation between lawyers within the firm – promoting an ‘open door’, team environment where lawyers bounce ideas off one another, formulate case strategy together and benefit from each other’s specialised experience, methods, techniques and insights.

The result is a firm which delivers optimal outcomes in the shortest time periods, at the least expense and stress to our clients.

10. Team of Lawyers Behind You

Our clients benefit from the pool of knowledge that only an extensive team of experienced criminal defence lawyers can provide.

Our lawyers regularly consult one another to stay ‘ahead of the pack’ in the ever-changing field of criminal law – constantly devising, refining and implementing specialised techniques which ensure our clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

A team approach is particularly important when it comes to serious criminal cases such as murder, commercial drug cases, serious and sexual assaults, large-scale fraud, robbery and other ‘indictable’ cases.

In such matters, clients reap the benefits of several lawyers devising and executing case strategies which maximise the chances of having cases dropped or downgraded at an early stage, or ‘thrown out of court’ – often saving clients a great deal of cost, time and anxiety.

11. Familiar with Magistrates and Judges

Each of our lawyers appears in court on a daily basis, and has done so for years.

We have therefore been able to develop an understanding of, and rapport with, magistrates and judges in Sydney and indeed across the state.

Our team’s extensive experience before the courts ensures your case is tailored to the specific nuances of individual judicial officers, maximising the likelihood of a favourable result.

12. Convenience

We have offices in locations across the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond, including:

  • the Sydney CBD, on Castlereagh Street, directly opposite Downing Centre Court,
  • Liverpool, directly opposite Liverpool Local Court, and
  • Parramatta, near the justice precinct.

We offer free parking at our Sydney CBD and Liverpool locations, and all of our offices are close to train stations and bus terminals.

For those who are unable to attend our offices, we offer conferences by telephone, Skye and FaceTime anywhere around the world.

If you are going to court and wish to arrange a free first consultation, call our 24 hour hotline on (02) 9261 8881 or send us an email at info@sydneycriminallawyers.com.au.

Recent Success Stories

Client Testimonials

Morenoom 2 charges of Common Assault

I was represented by Fred Cao for a legal matter of 2 charges of Common Assault.

With no experience dealing with the justice system, Fred took the time to talk through my situation, understand my side, discuss my options and come up with a strong case which inevitably allowed myself to have No Conviction & No charge on both charges.

I can't thank Fred enough for the help he gave me & am super appreciative of the way he supported me through an unfortunate situation.

You're a legend Fred, can't recommend you enough!

Sharron M. Always there for my son whenever he needed him

I can’t thank Kent Park enough for everything he has done for my son, myself and my family.

Recently, Kent represented my son in a criminal matter and I am pleased to say due to Kent’s hard work and commitment my son received an outcome far better then what he ever thought he would get.

My son always spoke highly of Kent and continually told me how Kent made him feel like he mattered. He was always there for my son whenever he needed him on a professional level and on a personal level.

Several members of my family had to be involved in my son’s case. Kent took time with each family member individually to ensure we all had our questions answered.

Thanks to Kent’s dedication my son and my family can now move forward with our lives.

Sharron He was always there for my son

Thank you Kent!

I can't thank Kent Park enough for everything he has done for my son, myself and my family.

Recently, Kent represented my son in a criminal matter and I am pleased to say due to Kent's hard work and commitment my son received an outcome far better then what he ever thought he would get.

My son always spoke highly of Kent and continually told me how Kent made him feel like he mattered. He was always there for my son whenever he needed him on a professional level and on a personal level.

Several members of my family had to be involved in my son's case. Kent took time with each family member individually to ensure we all had our questions answered.

Thanks to Kent's dedication my son and my family can now move forward with our lives.

Sharron

Mitch G. Positive results achieved

Kent Park recently represented me in a criminal matter that could have had a custodial sentence imposed upon me by the courts.

Kent’s knowledge and expertise in such matters as mine proved him to be the ultimate professional.

His advice and direction given through out the entire process proved to be first class and without error.

The positive results achieved for me by Kent at the end of the proceedings was more than I could have ever hoped for and I was able to avoid incarceration and to begin my journey forward as a contributing member of society and to seek help in overcoming my past indiscretions.

Kent Park was instrumental in turning my life around and I cannot thank him enough.

Christine W. Glad to see a law firm cater to the needs of the people

Glad to see a law firm cater to the needs of the people who would probably only need legal advice on traffic/criminal matters. This firm is accessible to the public in a non intimidating manner and has the clients’ concerns at heart.

Jamin D. I believe these small touches were critical in the successful outcome of the case

Mariecar was professional and thorough in preparing my case, leaving as little as possible to chance. She was attentive to the documentation required and worked with me to ensure that letters from my employer and referees would receive appropriate attention from the judge.

I believe these small touches were critical in the successful outcome of the case.

Mariecar is meticulous in her preparation and able to respond quickly to unexpected setbacks. While I hope to keep out of criminal court in future, if I find myself in this situation again, I'll be contacting Sydney Criminal Lawyers and requesting to be represented by Mariecar. This is the lawyer you want on your case.

Brendan No record, no fine

I was represented by Fred Cao and am more that thrilled with the results. Fred assisted in us recording a no conviction result on a guilty plea to unauthorised entry.

It was the best possible result. No record, no fine and a chance to learn from my mistakes without having them hang over my head.

Great work!

Being my first and last experience with the court, Fred and the team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers were beyond supportive and helped me to focus and prepare the best possible case around subjective evidence, ultimately leading to the perfect outcome.

Well done and thank you.

Greg C. We won the appeal

We engaged Fahim for an appeal to a criminal conviction, he recommended a great Barrister to help defend the case. Fahim did all the research and background work. He was friendly, approachable and kept us informed. We won the appeal and I am sure it was from all his hard work. Our much appreciated thanks to you.

Jamin D. This is the lawyer you want on your case

Mariecar was professional and thorough in preparing my case, leaving as little as possible to chance. She was attentive to the documentation required and worked with me to ensure that letters from my employer and referees would receive appropriate attention from the judge.

I believe these small touches were critical in the successful outcome of the case.

Mariecar is meticulous in her preparation and able to respond quickly to unexpected setbacks. While I hope to keep out of criminal court in future, if I find myself in this situation again, I'll be contacting Sydney Criminal Lawyers and requesting to be represented by Mariecar. This is the lawyer you want on your case.

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