Facing criminal charges is a serious matter. It is also complicated.

The consequences of saying or doing the wrong thing could be catastrophic and result in fines, or worse, Gaol time. AC Lawyers will guide you and advise you how to best present your defence case.

AC Lawyers listens to what you have to say and uses their expertise and training to make the best out of a bad situation.

AC lawyers can assist with a wide variety of criminal charges, from traffic offences to serious criminal matters such as:

  • Robbery & theft
  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Assault & Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual offences
  • Customs offences
  • Drug Trafficking & Possession
  • Fraud
  • White collar crimes
  • Drink Driving Charges
  • Driving in a dangerous manner
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Driving whilst suspended
  • Habitual Traffic offender declarations
  • Licence suspension appeals

Are you Guilty or Not Guilty? That’s the question.

The answer may not be as black and white as you might think. Sometimes it may be to your advantage to plead differently to what your instinct tells you. There are also concessions that can be applied if an early plea is entered into (depending on the type of charge your facing).

AC Lawyers will assist you in making the best decision using the evidence, your individual circumstances and knowledge of prior cases and the sentences that have been given to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Is it too late for representation?

No, it’s not. It’s always a good idea to engage legal representation as early as possible. This allows us adequate time to research and present your case in its most favorable light.

Even if your case has started, AC lawyers can still help you. Contact us now to find out what options may be available to you.

Defending a charge

Australian law presumes you are innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecution must prove you are guilty of the charges brought against you.

A Judge will assess the evidence presented by the Police and consider the prosecution arguments and decide whether this proves you are guilty of the charge brought against you.

Our team of lawyers are here to ensure you present your defence in a clear, meaningful way and ensure you have the protection of all the pertaining laws relating to your case on your side.

Mental Health and the Law – Section 32 of the Mental Health Act

If you are suffering from a recognised psychological condition and you have been charged with a criminal offence, then a Court imposed sentence might not be appropriate.

The state of your mental health may mean that a mental health care plan and treatment is more suitable to your condition. It could well be that care and treatment in a  mental health facility is better than a fine or gaol.

AC Lawyers will present your case with understanding and sensitivity.