Have you been charged with an offence and aren’t sure what to do next? Don’t worry, the criminal lawyers at Macrossan & Amiet are here to help you and keep you well-informed every step of the way.
Our experienced criminal solicitors understand that this can be a distressing, frustrating and embarrassing time. We treat each case with sensitivity, honesty and fierce conviction.
We provide representation and advice on all criminal law matters including:-
- Traffic offences
- Pleas of Guilty
- Committal Hearings
- Work Licence Applications
- Criminal Compensation Claims
- and much more!
For the best representation, contact one of our experienced Criminal Law Solicitors today!
- Drink Driving Matters
- Dangerous Driving Matters
- Drug Driving Matters
- Speeding Matters
- Unlicensed Driving Matters
- Work Licenses
- Special Hardship Orders
- License Disqualification Removal Applications
- Due Care & Attention
- Vehicle Impoundments
- Serious Crime
- Assaults/Violent Crime
- Domestic Violence Matters
- Sexual Offences
- Public Order Offences
- Firearm Offences
- Fraud Matters
- Drug Charges
Other Areas of the Law
- Commonwealth Offences
- Fraud/Dishonesty Offences
- Stealing Offences
- Tax Offences
- Investigations, Inquests and Statutory Tribunals
When do you need a criminal lawyer?
If you are reading this, you may be facing a difficult situation. Criminal law lawyers exist to provide representation in cases where criminal charges have been raised. In most cases, there is a lot on the line, and whether you are intending to plead ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’, getting a good criminal law lawyer should be your top priority.
When should you hire a criminal law lawyer?
You should consult a criminal law lawyer if you are facing any criminal charges. These include:
- Drug charges
- Trafficking charges
- Robbery and theft
- Sexual offences
- Domestic violence
- Assault charges
These crimes can result in heavy sentences, including time in prison, which means it is incredibly important to be properly represented in court.
Whether you have committed a crime or not, it is important to make sure that your side of the story is heard, because even in cases where a ‘guilty’ verdict is reached this can result in a better outcome for yourself.
Are the police contacting you?
If the police contact you in regards to a criminal law matter you should not speak to the police without a criminal law lawyer present.
Even if you are not worried, it is important to understand what your rights are and how what you say could be used against you in a court.
A criminal law lawyer will understand this and be able to advise you on how to conduct yourself in interviews.
This is a crucial time to a call a criminal law expert because the rest of your case may depend upon on what is said to the police at this early stage.
Do you want to apply for bail?
Depending on the nature of your charge, the allegations made against you by the police and your criminal history, the police may object to you being granted bail.
Bail is simply the permission of the Court which allows an individual to remain in the community while you are awaiting your charges.
If you need to apply for bail it is important to get your bail application right because you may not get another chance before your court date and this could affect how you ultimately decide to respond to a charge.
You should contact a criminal law lawyer to prepare and present your bail application to maximise your chances of release is vital to reduce the time you spend behind bars.
Why hire a criminal lawyer?
Many people are put off by the costs of hiring a criminal law lawyer, but the costs of not hiring one can be far greater.
A criminal law lawyer can prepare your case for court, vastly improving the outcome of your case. This can include:
- Identifying evidence which is inadmissible in court and having it thrown out;
- Making public interest submissions to argue why charges against a client ought to be dropped;
- Presenting a plea in mitigation, which can help to reduce your sentence if you plead guilty or are convicted.
Criminal lawyers are knowledgeable experts in both criminal law and the procedures of the courts. Without this expertise, reaching a good outcome in court can be extremely difficult.
Get in touch with our Criminal Solicitors!
If you’re worried and think you may be in need of legal representation from an experienced criminal lawyer in Mackay, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors.
Our expert legal professionals have decades of experience in criminal law and can help you to secure the best outcomes in court.