Sydney Criminal Lawyers

We are ready to help you with your defence if you have been charged with a traffic offence or criminal offence.

Our Sydney Criminal Lawyers understand how distressing it can be if you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offence. It is important that you get the right advice from an experienced criminal lawyer who can help you understand the next steps you need to take.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have a long history of achieving excellent results for our clients. It is our intent to help you navigate your way through this difficult time and to put forward the best defence possible.

Our team are available 24/7 to help you understand your rights. Call us any time on 1800 621 071.

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Our Sydney Criminal Law services include:

If you have been charged with a traffic offence in New South Wales, we can help you. We have specialised experience helping resolve matters relating to:

  • Driving unlicenced
  • Driving whilst disqualified or suspended
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Dangerous or negligent driving
  • Major traffic offences
  • Applying for a special hardship licence or work licence
  • Licence appeals

If you have been charged with assault it can be a very serious offence. It is imperative that you seek legal advice and representation at the earliest opportunity.

Our experienced Criminal Lawyers can assist with:

  • Common assault charges
  • Assault in self-defence charges
  • Intent to cause grievous bodily harm charges
  • Aggravated assault charges
  • Assault causing death charges


We will walk you through the steps you need to take and help you deal with the relevant authorities.

Our Sydney Criminal Lawyers will help you with your defence if you have been charged with breaking, entering or stealing charges.

We will help you understand what to expect from the court process and what the police need to prove to make their case. We will be able to advise you about the types of penalties that may be ordered by the court if you are convicted.

Robbery charges can range from minor offences right through to serious offences carrying a prison sentence.

Our Sydney Criminal Lawyers have extensive experience to be able to represent you and help you with your defence if you have been charged with a robbery offence. We will ensure you have the support you need to give you the best chance of a favourable outcome and try to obtain a lesser penalty if you are convicted of the crime.

If you have been charged with a drug offence in Sydney, our team will work closely with you to determine all the facts of your case that need to be considered. We will communicate with the authorities on your behalf and will fight to obtain the most favourable outcome possible.

If you have been charged with any of the below offences, we can help you.

  • Using drugs
  • Supplying drugs
  • Possessing drugs
  • Importing prohibited drugs
  • Manufacturing or cultivating drugs

White-collar crime can cover a wide range of offences, including (but not limited to):

  • occupational health and safety offences
  • workplace offences
  • tax invasion
  • defrauding government offences
  • insider trading
  • money laundering

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are highly experienced in defending white-collar crime charges and our trial lawyers are familiar with the investigative processes undertaken by the police and enforcement agencies. Our expertise in white-collar crime can help you arm yourself with the best possible defence.

Being charged with fraud can impact your ability to work or obtain financial assistance in the future.

Acts of fraud can be wide ranging and may include (but are not limited to):

  • Childcare benefits fraud
  • Medicare fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Family day care fraud
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Australia Post fraud
  • Financial transactions fraud
  • Centrelink benefits fraud
  • Disaster relief payment fraud

Our Sydney Criminal Lawyers can help you put forward the best defence possible if you have been charged with fraud.  Contact our 24/7 phone line on 1800 621 071.

A charge of perverting the course of justice generally falls under the category of perjury and false statement.

Perjury is an offence of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.

If you have been charged with obstructing, preventing, perverting, or defeating the course of justice or administration of the law, there are several defences that may be available to you.  

Our Sydney Criminal Lawyers will be able to help you negotiate a plea in order to try to obtain a lesser penalty. To get trusted advice and determine your best defence, call our 24/7 phone line on 1800 621 071.

Otherwise referred to as AVOs or DVOs, an apprehended violence order or domestic violence order is an official document issued by the court against a person. The protection order enforces someone to stop making threats against someone else or committing acts of violence.

An AVO/DVO outlines terms and conditions that are relevant to the situation.

An AVO or DVO may prevent a person from:

  • contacting another person
  • attending another person’s place of residence
  • attending another person’s place of work
  • attending certain public places.


In New South Wales, the breach or contravention of an AVO carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500.

If you have an AVO against you and want to understand your rights and obligations, contact our team any time on our 24/7 phone line 1800 621 071.

FAQs

Call our Criminal Law team on 1800 621 071 so that we can help you understand your rights and obligations if you have been charged with a criminal offence. You are only required to give your name, age, and address to the police. You are NOT required to give any other information to the police before you speak to your lawyer and get the right advice.

If you are facing criminal charges for any offence and need to go to court, it is important you prepare yourself with the best defence possible to try to reduce any penalty or imprisonment you may be faced with if convicted.  

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with police charges and representing clients before magistrates. Our criminal lawyers can help you position your case so that you can achieve the most favourable outcome possible.

So that we can do our job properly, we need you to tell us as much information as possible. Even the small details you may not think are relevant may help your case and your defence.

The documents we will need from you (if they are available at the time of your consultation) are:

  • Court Attendance Notices with Fact Sheets (NSW)
  • Photographs and statements of your account of events
  • Contact details of witnesses

You need to be very cautious about providing any information to your family and friends about your case. We recommend you do not tell anyone anything. Your family and friends can be called as a witness to testify against you and if you disclose information to them, it may be used against you in court.

The only communication that is privileged is the private communication you have with your lawyer. We also recommend that you stay away from social media until your case has finished.  

A criminal record can have a significant and negative impact on your life.

It can affect you by:

  • Preventing you from entering certain countries and restricting your travels
  • Restricting your employment opportunities
  • Restricting your prospects of securing rental accommodation. Landlords will naturally be cautious about applicants that have a criminal record.
  • Stopping you from becoming an Australian citizen if you are not a naturalized citizen.

For all the above reasons, and more, it is in your best interest to get trusted legal representation to defend you at a court hearing if you are faced with criminal charges. It is our aim to always try to ensure any conviction you receive is NOT recorded.

Yes, you can appeal a court’s decision; however, it is important to understand that if you choose to do so a Judge can impose a harsher penalty on you.

You can appeal a court decision on all grounds or only as to the penalty that has been imposed on you.

It is important to weigh up the risks of making an appeal and discussing this with your lawyer.

Traffic Offender Intervention Programs are designed to:

  • Increase your awareness of the consequences of dangerous driving; and
  • Reduce the likelihood of you re-offending.

If you have been charged with a dangerous driving offence, we recommend that you complete a traffic offender intervention program.

Failure to complete this type of program does not necessarily mean the penalty can be greater, however you will miss out on the benefit of a lesser charge. Our Sydney lawyers regularly get feedback from our clients that they got surprising benefits from completing traffic offender programs.

If you have been served with an AVO, you can consent without admission of the facts alleged in the application. The alternative to consenting to the application is to contest it, however success is never guaranteed.

In NSW, the period of the protection order can vary, and is usually set to one or two years, with two years being the most common period set out in AVOs.

If you have been charged with a domestic violence offence, it is imperative that you seek trusted advice from an experienced criminal lawyer who can review your case, advise you of the best way forward, and help you defend the charges.

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