If you find yourself in trouble with the law, our team will provide you with guidance and advice as well as strongly advocating on your behalf in court in order to get you the best possible outcome.
GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY?
Typically, when you are charged with an offence by police, you will need to appear in court. The Magistrate or Judge will ask you whether you want to plead guilty or not guilty to the charge. You should always obtain legal advice before entering either a plea of guilty or not guilty as entering the wrong plea could have serious consequences.
WHAT IS A TRIAL?
If you decide to plead not guilty, you will need to have a trial to test all of the evidence that has been presented by the police. Witnesses will appear in court at a trial to give their evidence and to be cross-examined. You can also choose whether or not you want to give evidence, particularly for any defence.
I CANNOT RECEIVE A CONVICTION, WHAT CAN I DO?
Many fields of employment require employees or prospective employees to disclose any convictions and, if you have convictions against you, this might mean that you are no longer a suitable employee. Depending on the charges you are facing, it may be possible to have no conviction recorded. Appointing an experienced criminal defence lawyer can give you the best chance of avoiding the recording of a conviction.
IF I AM FOUND GUILTY, WHAT WILL BE THE SENTENCE?
The sentence that the Magistrate or Judge decides to hand down will depend on a number of factors which should be presented to the court on your behalf. We are experienced in tailoring submissions to the court to give you the best prospects in sentencing.