Criminal Law

We offer a broad range of services in criminal law.

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence or a traffic matter, it can be stressful and scary and there are often serious consequences. You may receive a hefty fine, face gaol time or have a permanent criminal record. Our specialist criminal law team will guide you through each step of the process and help you receive the best possible outcome.

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Court appearances

If you’re prosecuted on criminal charges, it’s vital you have experienced, effective legal representation. Our criminal lawyers are acknowledged as legal industry leaders in defending people in all courts all across Australia. We can guide you through the process and make sure you have the best possible outcome.

Release / Bail applications (Local, District, Supreme Courts and Court of Criminal Appeal)

When you apply for bail, a lot rides on the decision. Our lawyers have unparalleled experience in helping people successfully apply for bail. We understand what factors matter to the court and what you need to prove, which means we can argue strongly on your behalf. Our lawyers expertly deal with all areas of bail including bail variations, breaches and detention applications.

Defended hearings and trials (judge alone or jury trial both in District and Supreme Courts)

Appearing in a defended hearing or trial requires someone who knows the law and understands what a Magistrate, Judge or jury needs to know. Our criminal defence lawyers are meticulous in building the evidence that supports your case and ensuring full prosecution disclosure of the evidence against you. We are also experts at arguing your case fully and forcefully.

Sentence hearings (preparation and appearances aimed at minimising any sentence)

At a sentence, preparation is critical. Our lawyers can help guide you through the process and then argue your case in the most convincing and persuasive way to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Appeals (to the District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and High Court)

Whether you have chosen to appeal your matter or the prosecution have lodged an appeal, you need to the best advice and be guided through the process. Our experienced lawyers can advise you on your right to bring an appeal and the best way forward. We can also provide the experienced representation that will give you the best possible chance of success.

Negotiating matters

When you’re charged with an offence, you can often negotiate your charges. But doing so isn’t straightforward. Our lawyers can represent you and guide you through the process of successfully negotiating charges, which can ultimately lead to a reduced sentence or even a withdrawal of the charges completely.

Dealing with proceeds of crime applications and confiscations orders (both criminal and civil)

Dealing with proceeds of crime applications and confiscation orders is a complicated area of criminal and civil law that can lead to significant financial costs. If you've been served with these applications we can help you navigate through the complexities to build the most compelling case to protect your assets.

Tribunals and commission hearings (Crime Commission)

The rules for appearing before the Crime Commission or other tribunal often vary significantly from those for appearing before a court. Our lawyers understand the nuances and differences between them and can provide strategic advice on how to approach the hearing, as well as representing you forcefully.

Parole (appearances before the State Parole Authority)

If you’re eligible for parole, it’s vital that you put your case for parole forward in an effective and compelling way. Our lawyers are experts at appearing before the State Parole Authority. We can also represent you if you’ve been accused of breaching parole or your parole order was revoked.

Land and Environment Court criminal prosecutions and appeals

Sometimes governments / council can bring criminal proceedings against people or companies in the Land Environment Court. This often happens where they believe someone is building an illegal development or breaching environmental laws for example. If you’re facing criminal proceedings, our lawyers have the experience and expertise to give you the strongest possible representation.

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Stephen Zahr

Managing Director

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Stephen Zahr

Managing Director

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