If you are looking for a criminal or traffic lawyer to represent you at a court in Sydney’s Central Business District, consider the nation’s most awarded criminal defence law firm – Sydney Criminal Lawyers.
Our head offices are located in the Sydney CBD and our experienced, specialist criminal and traffic defence team has represented clients in the state’s busiest courthouse – which contains the Downing Centre Local Court and Downing Centre District Court – on a daily basis for decades, as well as regularly in Central Local Court and the several Supreme Courts of New South Wales scattered around the city area.
So, for formidable legal representation in criminal and traffic law cases that come before courts in Sydney’s CBD, call us anytime on (02) 9261 8881 to arrange a free consultation and let us take case of the legal side of things, so you can get on with your life.
Our head offices are located on level 5, suites 503 (reception), 504 and 507 of Museum Towers, 267 Castlereagh Street, Sydney – which is across the road from the Downing Centre Courthouse and the Castlereagh Street exit of Museum Train Station, and just a short walk from Town Hall Train Station.
If you’re driving in, we offer free visitor parking within our building.
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Our Sydney lawyers have extensive experience representing clients for criminal and traffic offences.
Criminal Lawyers in Sydney City
If you need to attend a court in Sydney or the surrounding areas, our expert local lawyers can assist you with a range of criminal law offences. These include, but are not limited to, offensive language or conduct, drug possession, intentional or reckless damage or destruction of property, common assault, sexual assault and touching, fraud, robbery, and many other offences.
For more information about criminal cases that come before a court in the Sydney CBD, click here.
Traffic Lawyers in Sydney City
If you have been accused of a traffic offence and need to find a traffic offence lawyer to represent you in and around Sydney, it’s important to seek a lawyer with expert local knowledge and a proven track record. Sydney Criminal Lawyers in Sydney can assist you with a range of traffic offences, including drink driving, drug driving, negligent driving, speeding offences, red light camera offences, and many more.
For more information about traffic cases that come before a court in the Sydney CBD, click here.
Location of our Sydney City Offices
(02) 9261 8881
(02) 9264 0880
503/267 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Opposite Downing Centre Courts
Find a lawyer in the City of Sydney
Our specialist lawyers regularly represent clients for a wide range of criminal law and driving offences that come before Downing Centre Local Court, Downing Centre District Court and Central Local Court including less serious cases, such as:
- Traffic offences such as drink or drug driving, driving whilst suspended or disqualified, negligent driving, reckless driving and driver licence appeals,
- Offensive language or conduct,
- Drug possession,
- Intentional or reckless damage or destruction of property,
- Common assault,
- Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs),
- Larceny and other stealing offences,
- Sexual act, and
- Sexual touching,
Through to more serious cases, such as:
- Fraud, embezzlement, larceny by clerk or servant, tax evasion and other offences of dishonesty,
- Break and enter, robbery and kidnapping,
- Money laundering and participating in a criminal group,
- Aggravated sexual act or aggravated sexual touching,
- Public order offences such as affray and riot,
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm or recklessly or intentionally causing grievous bodily harm,
- Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm or death,
- Offences against public justice such as perverting the course of justice, perjury and false accusations,
- Sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault,
- Marketable or commercial drug cases including manufacture or production, cultivation, supply and importation,
- Terrorism, and
- Manslaughter and murder.
Manslaughter and murder cases will come before the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Sydney City Courts
There are several courthouses in the Sydney CBD where criminal and traffic law cases are heard.
The three main courthouses are:
Downing Centre Courthouse
The Downing Centre Courthouse is located at 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000, which is near Museum Train Station (the Castlereagh Street exit is best), across the road from our head offices and is nestled between Central and Town Hall Railway Stations.
The building itself was previously a department store (Mark Foy’s) and its exterior retains many of its original features.
The Downing Centre is the busiest courthouse in New South Wales, comprising 6 levels of courtrooms – from lower ground floor to level 5.
The lower ground level up to level 2 are District Courts, while levels 4 and 5 are Local Courts.
The courthouse also contains a Drug Court, Legal Aid Offices, Prosecutors Offices, the NSW Chief Magistrate’s Office, Corrections Services and both a Local Court Registry (Level 4) and a District Court Registry (Level 3).
The courthouse normally opens to the public by 9am and court proceedings normally commence at 9.30am.
Location of Downing Centre Courthouse
1300 679 272
(02) 9287 7963
Level 4 Downing Centre
143-147 Liverpool Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
PO Box A4
Sydney South 1235
Central Local Court
Central Local Court is located at 98 Liverpool Street, Sydney, near George and Pitt streets.
It is a heritage listed building which contains Local Courts, holding cells where those who are in custody are held, police prosecutors rooms, legal aid room and a registry.
It is where bail applications as well as committal hearings (hearings to determine whether there is enough evidence for a case to be referred to a higher court) are held.
The nearest rail station is Museum and the courthouse is just a short walk from our Sydney offices.
Location of Central Local Court
1300 679 272
(02) 9264 3806
98 Liverpool Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
PO Box 20495
World Square NSW 2000
Supreme Court of New South Wales
There are a number of Supreme Courts in and near the Sydney CBD.
These include the Law Courts Building in Queen’s Square, the King Street Courthouse which is on the corner of King and Elizabeth streets and is where Supreme Court Bail Applications take place and the Darlinghurst Courthouse in Taylor Square on Oxford Street, where jury trials are often conducted.
The Law Courts Building, Queen’s Square, Sydney is the main Supreme Court building in New South Wales.
As the name suggests, it is located at Queen’s Square, which is between Macquarie and Phillip streets, and just across the road from the north end of Hyde Park.
The building contains several floors of courtrooms as well as registries for both civil and criminal cases, and is where a range of Supreme Court cases including short matters known as ‘mentions’ take place.
The nearest railway station to the courthouse is St James, which is just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Location of Supreme Court of New South Wales – Law Courts Building
1300 679 272
Queens Square, 184 Philip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
More information on Sydney
If you are located near Sydney or need a professional lawyer to represent you at a Sydney Court, find more information on the local area below or call us 24/7 on (02) 9261 8881.
- Traffic Lawyers in Sydney
- Downing Centre Local Court
- Downing Centre District Court
- Central Local Court
- Supreme Courts of New South Wales
- Sydney Police Station
- Our Sydney Office
Where is Downing Centre Court?
The Downing Centre Courthouse is located at 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney near Museum Railway Station and across the road from Sydney Criminal Lawyers’ head offices in Museum Towers.
Where is Central Local Court?
Central Local Court is located at 98 Liverpool Street, Sydney, near George and Pitt Streets.
The nearest train station is Museum.
Where is the Supreme Court of New South Wales?
The three main Supreme Courts in or near the Sydney CBD are located as follows:
The Law Courts Building which is located at Queen’s Square, between Macquarie and Phillip streets, and across the road from the north end of Hyde Park.
The Supreme Court King Street Courthouse which is on the corner of King and Elizabeth streets.
The Supreme Court Darlinghurst Courthouse which is at Taylor Square on Oxford Street.
How can I find a lawyer in the Sydney CBD?
To find a lawyer who services courts in the City of Sydney, you can undertake a find a lawyer search on our website, undertake a search of the Law Society of NSW’s online register of solicitors or contact the Law Society on 9926 0333.
What should I do if I’m charged with a criminal or traffic offence in the Sydney CBD?
If you are going to court for a criminal or traffic offence in a court in the Sydney CBD, it is important to speak with a specialist defence lawyer as soon as possible, so you can obtain accurate advice about the laws that apply – including whether the allegations are deficient in any legal respect and whether any legal defences may be available – your options including in relation to how you should plead, the process and the best way forward to ensure you achieve the optimal outcome in the circumstances.
It is a good idea to look for a firm that specialises in criminal and traffic cases, rather than a general legal practice that spreads itself over many areas of law.
It is also a good idea to seek a firm that is not strictly fees- oriented – such as one that offers a free first appointment as well as the transparency and certainty of a fixed fee structure.
Who are the best lawyers in the City of Sydney?
Finding the best lawyer and law firm for your particular situation can involve finding out whether they specialise in the area of law that covers your legal issue, whether they regularly attend the courthouse in which your case is being heard – which will be the case if their head offices are located nearby – their level of experience, whether they have a long and proven track record of achieving positive outcomes, and carefully considering their reviews from previous clients.
Transparency in costs and affordability are also important, so it’s a good idea to look for a law firm that offers fixed fees, as well as a free first appointment to assess whether they’re the right lawyers for you.