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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 that to see why over 2000 clients every year trust our firm with their criminal law cases.

 

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)

Assault Charges

Break and Enter

Centrelink Fraud

Commonwealth Offences

Crime Commission

Dangerous Dog Cases

Drug Offences

FirearmsOffences

Fraud Charges

Malicious Damage

Murder / Manslaughter

Offensive Language / Conduct

Public Order Offences

Robbery Offences

Sex Offences

Stealing / Larceny Offences

Tax Fraud

Terrorism Charges

 

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers

 

1. Proven Track Record of Exceptional Results

We consistently produce outcomes which are in the highest percentile of the Judicial Commission’s sentencing statistics for criminal cases.

Our legal team 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.

Here are some of our recent criminal law results

2. Highest Level of Client Satisfaction

We receive more positive testimonials – including 5 star Google reviews – than any other criminal law firm in Australia.

Regular communication and accessibility are our team’s highest priority.

We deliver this by thoroughly explaining all steps involved in the criminal law process, providing regular updates throughout the proceedings, and making ourselves accessible and responsive by way of telephone and email.

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

Here are some of our client testimonials.

3. Australia’s Most Awarded Criminal 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 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.

Here are some of our awards, accolades and memberships.

4. Fixed Fees

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

That’s why we introduced ‘fixed fees’ to the legal profession 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 fees are published on our website – which is important for providing clients with transparency and certainty.

Here is a link to our fixed fees page.

5. Free First Appointment

For those who are going to court and don’t already have a lawyer, 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 in the Local Court and are considering an appeal to the District Court.

If you are not going to court or already have a lawyer and would like a second opinion, there is a fixed fee of $220 inclusive of GST.

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 most criminal law cases throughout the state.

8. Accredited Specialists

Our entire firm is solely dedicated to criminal law, and our team undertakes over 2000 criminal law cases every year.

All of our lawyers have years of experience representing clients in a range of criminal cases, and our firm is spearheaded by Accredited Criminal Law Specialists, including our principal who has decades of specialised experience in the field.

Our 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 three locations across the Sydney metropolitan area:

  • the Sydney CBD, on Castlereagh Street, directly opposite Downing Centre Court,
  • Liverpool, directly opposite Liverpool Local Court, and
  • Parramatta, on Marsden Street, opposite the Local and District Courts.

We offer free parking at our Sydney CBD and Liverpool locations, and all three 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 an email to info@criminallaw.com.au.

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