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Taking matters to trials is your right. The importance of having an experienced trial counsel cannot be understated. With your instructions, we convey to the jury your defence. There is a lot of work that goes into preparing for trial. In Western Australia, the average time to get to trial, from the day you are charged, is 8-12 months. Ultimately, if the jury are not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt then they must return a verdict of not guilty
Even if you decide to plead guilty, ensuring you have a good lawyer is vital. It is important that you are advised in order to get the best outcome and that we present your circumstances to the court in the best possible light.
If you have been wrongly convicted or have received an unjust outcome you have a right to appeal. It is important you seek advice on any potential appeal as soon as possible, as appeal deadlines can vary between 14 to 28 days depending on the matter.
FIRST TIME OFFENCES
It is important to have our advice and guidance during what is often a very stressful situation. We will advise your of your rights and explain the whole process to ensure you understand every step of the way. We will work to get the best outcome.
There are special laws and unique court approaches for a juvenile accused. We will work to ensure the best possible outcome, and, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to avoid having a criminal convictions recorded against you.
If you have been charged with a drug offence, seek our advice immediately. We will explain your right to silence. You will also need to know if you have a defence. Even if you decide to plead guilty, there are a number of approaches that may be available, including the Drug Court, that we can advise you on with a view to avoiding a term of imprisonment.
here is a wide variety of circumstances that may result in an assault charge and there are a wide variety of defences that may be available to you. There are two sides to every story. It is important that you engage our expert advice before speaking to police and before you go to court.
Whether you have been charged with stealing, receiving fraud or laundering or any other type of property offence, you need to seek our advice as soon as possible. Just because it is alleged you had knowledge, or were in company with someone, does not mean you necessarily mean you are guilty.There may be a number of defences available to you.
Charges arising from drink driving, traffic accidents or your alleged manner of driving can have serious consequences when it comes to potential licence disqualifications. We will advise you on any possible defences, and even if you decide to plead guilty, we will argue in court in order to get you the best possible outcome with a view to minimise penalties. We can also represent you for an extraordinary drivers license application.
There are often two sides to every story, especially when it comes to issues such as consent between two adults. Or allegations of workplace harassment. It is important you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.