All criminal offences may result in a criminal conviction, and many carry a sentence of imprisonment. Being charged with a criminal offence is a serious matter and you must act promptly. Law & Smith Criminal Lawyers has extensive knowledge of all types of criminal matters and will provide you with the best legal advice and guide you through the entire process.
Most lawyers will advise you not to speak to the police after you have been arrested or if you are under investigation for a criminal offence. Although this is sound advice on most occasions, there will be situations where providing your side of the story might avoid you being charged or may later assist you in court. In very limited cases you are required by law to answer certain questions.
Our lawyers are experienced former police prosecutors whom used to advice police officers on whether or not to lay charges. We know when this situation arises and will advise you on it.
Generally, however, do not talk to the police until you speak with us.
The prosecution has the onus of proving your guilt, and you are not required to prove your innocence. In saying that, if you have evidence that proves your innocence or puts doubt on the police case, you might want to consider a proactive approach to defend the charges.
There are strict evidentiary rules on tendering evidence in court. The prosecutor is likely to object to your evidence if it does not comply with the law. Our lawyers are experts in evidence law and will assist you in preparing your evidence to make sure it can be used in court.
With prosecution and defence experience, we have the knowledge and experience to advise and represent you in all criminal matters. Call us for a free, no obligation initial consultation.
We will represent you in all criminal matters. It is impossible to list them all here, but below are the common type of offences we appear in.
We will help you find a practical and affordable solution that works for you