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CRIMINAL LAW

Updated: Jun 1, 2022



Common Criminal Legal Questions:


HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED?

You have the right to telephone a friend, a relative or a Solicitor of your choice.


HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN BAIL?

This does not happen automatically. If you haven’t been given Bail then you or a friend or relative should contact a Solicitor immediately so that on your first appearance before the Court a Bail Application can be made on your behalf.


This can be complicated and involve many factors to be presented to the Court to have the best chance of ensuring your release until your matter is dealt with by the Court.


YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT!!

Do not say anything, make any statements or answer any questions without speaking to a Solicitor. You must tell the Police your name, address and telephone number but do not tell them anything further without advice from your Solicitor.


HAVE YOU BEEN ASKED TO ASSIST POLICE WITH THEIR ENQUIRIES?

Contact a Solicitor first to ensure your rights are protected! We specialise in all aspects of Criminal Law and can advise and represent you regarding:


Arrests

Assault / Assaults Occasioning Bodily Harm/ Grievous Bodily Harm/ Wounding

Break & Enter

Australian Crime Commission / Crime & Misconduct Commission Summonses

Domestic Violence Applications and Responses

Domestic Violence Breaches

Drug Offences

Fraud / including Centrelink Fraud

Commonwealth Offences

Juvenile Offences

Obscene Behaviour

Obstruct Police / Assault Police

Parole and Probation Breaches

Public Nuisance

Robbery

Sexual Offences / Assaults

Child Exploitation and Offences relating to Children

Theft / Stealing

Weapons Offences

Wilful Damage

Arson

Murder/ Manslaughter

RSPCA Prosecutions/ Other Private Prosecutions


We appear in Court daily and can represent you in the Magistrates Court, Childrens Court, District Court and Supreme Court for Mentions, Committal Hearings, Trials, Sentences and Bail Applications.


All of our advice is tailored to meet your personal situation and needs. Talk to one of our team today to find out how we can support you.


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