Why you might need a Criminal lawyer: 

At New South Lawyers, our Criminal lawyers firmly believe that the right to a fair trial is fundamental to the rule of law and democracy, and in the ethos that everyone must truly be considered “innocent until proven guilty”. 

If you have been charged by the police, then you need confident and confidential legal representation committed to the outcome of your case. Our criminal lawyers will use their knowledge and negotiation skills to ensure your rights are respected and protected.

What we do:

 If you have been charged with an indictable Criminal Law offence, your committal proceedings usually commence with a committal hearing in a magistrates court. The purpose of this is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an accused to stand trial in a higher court. It is important that you properly understand the committal process and the benefits that can be gained by making considered, informed decisions at this preliminary stage. Find out how our experienced Criminal Lawyers can help you. 

At New South Lawyers, our Criminal Lawyers’ experience and empathy allows them to support victims of abuse in a practical way. This includes offering protective solutions - such as various forms of Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs). We also defend individuals against unfounded allegations of minor and serious domestic violence offences. Enquire in confidence. 

If you have been charged with possession or supply of an illegal substance, New South Lawyers’ Criminal Law experts can help you defend the charges and minimise the chance of a fine, jail time, or criminal record (which can have long-lasting ramifications on your employment and travel prospects). Ask us for advice.

Find yourself charged with a firearm offence? It's imperative that you seek legal advice immediately. Our team of expert Criminal Lawyers will utilise factors such as the circumstances of the offence, and your previous criminal history to give your case the best chance of success. You have rights. Find out yours

At New South Lawyers, our Criminal Lawyers specialise in defending against fraud allegations and have an outstanding record of assisting our clients in avoiding criminal convictions and jail. If you have been a victim of fraudulent activity, we can also help with this.

While it is an extremely serious crime, the team at New South Lawyers can implement a number of defences (such as consent, duress and necessity) to help you secure a “not guilty” verdict. Are your rights protected? Reach out to find out.

Our experienced Criminal Lawyers will advise you of your prospects of successfully defending any kidnapping charge brought against you and fight to have you found not guilty of the offence. If you opt to submit a guilty plea, our lawyers can also negotiate with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to a less serious charge. Contact us

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Have your actions led to the death of another person? Manslaughter can be defined as an unintentional or accidental action that results in the death of a person. It differs from the offence of murder in the fact that murder requires a deliberate and reckless action that results in the death of a person. If you have been charged with manslaughter, reach out to our experienced Criminal Law team to learn more.

A commitment to honesty, empathy and dedication, makes New South Lawyers’ Criminal Law team highly capable of assisting individuals facing murder charges. If you or someone you know has recently been charged with homicide and require legal representation, enquire in confidence.

New South Lawyers’ criminal lawyers are well-versed in defending charges against property law damage. We have an outstanding track record of helping our clients prove their innocence and avoid criminal convictions. Find out how we can help you.

If you have been charged with Skye's Law (Police Pursuits) there is a minimum driving disqualification period of one year and you could be facing a maximum penalty of three years in jail for a first offence (or five years jail if you have been convicted of another major offence in the five years immediately before). Our Criminal Defence Lawyers will understand the repercussions that can have on your life and are ready to assist. Ask us for advice. 

Police assault can occur when officers use excessive force. If you have been the victim of an assault by the very authorities that were intended to protect you, it's important to understand that you have rights. Contact our Criminal Law team and find out yours.

If you have been charged with, or are the victim of a sexually based offence - such as rape, allegations involving child abuse material and children or revenge porn - we can help with this.

Wondering what to do if you have experienced an unlawful search (or similar conduct) and resisted arrest as a result? You are entitled to make a complaint against the police involved. To find out how your rights are protected, reach out to find out.

According to the Crimes Act, ‘Riot’ describes situations where 12 or more people are present together and use or threaten unlawful violence. The group must be shown to have a ‘common purpose,’ and the conduct of the group as a whole must cause a person of reasonable firmness to fear for his or her personal safety. If you have been charged with this offence, and want to give yourself the best chance of securing a positive outcome, an experienced Criminal Lawyer is vital. contact us.

While the law is extremely harsh on robbery charges, our criminal lawyers are experts at beating robbery offences. We keep first offenders out of prison and get reduced lenient sentences for re-offenders. Get help now.

Our Criminal Lawyers can help you if you have been charged with any of the following sexual offences: sexual assault; aggravated sexual assault; child sex offenders; historic sex offence charges; act of indecency; aggravated act of indecency; indecent assault charges; children employed for pornographic purposes; obtaining benefit from child prostitution; possession of child pornography; premises used for child prostitution; procuring person to prostitution for drugs; using a carriage service for child pornography material; using a carriage service to groom a child under 16; obscene exposure; child abuse material; peep and pry offences. Reach out to learn more. 

Unlike robbery (when violence is used or a victim is threatened when the theft is occurring) the offence of stealing occurs when a person takes an item that isn't theirs without consent, with no intention of returning it to the owner. If you have been charged with stealing offences, find out how our Criminal Law team can help you. 

The unauthorised possession of firearms and prohibited weapons can carry with it hefty penalties. If you have been charged, enquire in confidence.

Terrorism offences cover “acts or a threat to act that intends to coerce or influence the public or any government by intimidation to advance a political, religious or ideological cause and that causes death, serious harm or danger to a person; or serious damage to property; or serious risk to the health or safety of the public; or serious interference with, disruption to, or destruction of critical infrastructure such as a telecommunications or electricity network.” This makes them among the most serious criminal charges with many of these offences carrying a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. If you are facing terrorism charges, ask our Criminal Lawyers for advice. 

Our experienced Criminal Lawyers can also support you in all manner of general violent offence matters. You have rights. Find out yours.

If you have been charged with a traffic offence (such as speeding, drink driving or DUI) and are at risk of being disqualified from driving or losing your licence, our Criminal Lawyers can help with this.

Who we do it for:

We have assisted clients who have been falsely or incorrectly charged to demonstrate their innocence.  We have also helped clients avoid imprisonment through an understanding of the sentencing law as it applies to their case consideration of the mitigating factors that will work to their advantage.

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