The Importance of Early Legal Advice from a Criminal Defence Lawyer
Having the advice of an experienced criminal defence lawyer can give your case the best possible chance of success. Your criminal lawyer can provide you with advice about dealing with the police. Slades & Parsons can do this even before the police finalise your charges so that you do not inadvertently harm your defence.
A specialist criminal solicitor can ensure you understand the charges against you. We will work with you to understand what sort of defences may be available to you. If you need to make an application for bail, you should contact a solicitor.
Your solicitor will represent you and enhance your chances of being granted bail. It is important to have legal representatives who specialise in criminal defence, such as Slades & Parsons.
We are a criminal law firm with more than 35 years of experience defending criminal charges, we provide expert legal advice and representation for a range of criminal cases, including drink driving, domestic violence, and sexual offences. Our specialist criminal lawyers in Melbourne can work within the criminal law system to get the best outcome for your particular situation.
Contact Us Today
Contact Slades & Parsons for advice on all criminal defence matters. We’ll be back in touch shortly.
Criminal Defence – Negotiation and Guilty Pleas
For a variety of reasons, sometimes pleading guilty to the charges against you may be the best move. A criminal defence lawyer, with experience in the Supreme Court and Magistrates Courts can advise you regarding your individual circumstances.
In some instances, a lawyer can negotiate on your behalf, with the prosecution regarding the charges against you. Your lawyer will provide you with legal advice about accepting offers. These include pleading guilty to a charge in return for the dropping of others or accepting a reduced charge.
If you are choosing to plead guilty to a charge, a good criminal lawyer can assist you during the sentencing process. The court system provides for variations on the circumstances of the offending. An expert lawyer can present your case to the Magistrate or Judge. This helps them understand your personal circumstances and matters particular to your case when making their decision about your sentence.
Properly presenting all mitigating circumstances to the court, and providing appropriate material like expert reports or character references, can all influence the severity of a sentence. Submissions made by your representative on relevant points of law can similarly result in a reduction of penalty.
Legal Representation at Trial
Appearing in court can be a confronting experience. A lawyer who specialises in criminal law can guide you through the process, and look after your interests. In most circumstances, when you plead ‘not guilty’ it will be up to the prosecution to prove their case against you. An experienced criminal lawyer is able to identify areas where the prosecution is unable to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Alternatively, your lawyer may identify that you have a defence available to you under the law. Your lawyer can also assist in obtaining evidence for your defence, such as witness statements in your favour, expert testimony, or forensic testing.
Slades & Parsons – Specialist Criminal Lawyers in Melbourne
If you are in need of expert criminal defence lawyers in Melbourne, look no further than Slades & Parsons. Our dedicated team possesses the knowledge, experience, and commitment to provide you with strong legal representation. Whether you require assistance with bail applications, court representation, or legal advice, we are here to support you. Take action now and schedule a consultation with our experienced criminal defence lawyers today.
Criminal Defence Lawyers - Case Study
Our client was remanded into custody, after being charged with breaching a family violence order. When he was found by police he was in the company of the woman protected by the order. The circumstances of the case were that the woman had invited the accused into her home. They were in a consensual relationship and wanted to get married.
Our client pleaded guilty to the charge and Slades and Parsons Director, Anthony Brand, acting for the accused, provided the court with information about these circumstances. He advised the court that the woman had recently applied to have the non-contact provisions of the intervention order removed. He made submissions to the court regarding the accused’s work history, and the steps he had taken towards resolving a longstanding problem with alcohol, including engaging in rehabilitation and counselling.
The Magistrate sentenced the accused to custody for the 15 days he had already served on remand, meaning that our client was able to walk free from the courtroom. The Magistrate advised the accused that had it not been for his guilty plea, a finding of guilt at trial would have resulted in a three-month custodial sentence.