CRIMINAL LAWYERS BRISBANE

Criminal Lawyers Brisbane

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Calling us is. We will take away the stress and make this

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THE  CRIMINAL LAWYERS BRISBANE GROUP

 

Being charged with a criminal offence in Brisbane is serious. It can be one of the most challenging experiences anyone can face. We understand being convicted of a crime can change your life forever. Getting a criminal record can destroy your life. It can cause you to lose your job, family members, home, reputation, and, worst of all, your freedom. How you respond to a charge can have significant consequences for you. The best thing you can do is to get legal advice from an experienced Brisbane criminal lawyer.

If the police have contacted you or you are charged with an offence, contact the Criminal Lawyers Brisbane Group immediately. Delaying or not getting legal advice and legal representation can lead to a bad outcome. Our criminal lawyers will provide valuable insight, advise you on all your options and recommend the best way forward. Contacting our office may be the best decision you ever make. We have a proven track record of successfully defending clients against a wide range of crimes. We will launch your best possible criminal defence and help you minimise the effects of being charged. Our priority is protecting your rights and future, giving you hope in the criminal justice system. We provide professional defence legal services for criminal matters and traffic offences. No matter your criminal case, we are here to help you through the legal process. Our experienced lawyers are here to help provide advice each step of the way with the highest standard of representation.

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EXPERTS IN 3 AREAS OF CRIMINAL LAW

No matter which offence you are charged with, we can help you- like most criminal law firms. For example, if you have an assault charge (e.g. common assault) or domestic violence charge, we can help. We have successfully represented clients in a wide range of criminal cases. Unlike most criminal law firms, our firm focuses on three primary types of criminal matters- drug chargessexual offences and fraud charges. We ensure we are the best by focusing on these three major categories of criminal offences. No matter where you live in Brisbane, we are the Brisbane Criminal Lawyers you must speak to about your criminal law matter. If you need legal representation for drug offences, sex charge, or fraud charge, call us now on (07) 3153 6215. In addition to these three criminal charges, we help clients with drug and drink driving charges, bail applications, police interviews and appeals. Our criminal lawyers can provide advice and legal representation for a wide variety of criminal matters.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

If the police have charged you with a crime, you need a powerful, experienced criminal defence lawyer. In legal matters, there is no second place in the courtroom. You need the best Brisbane criminal lawyer representing you and someone with a proven track record. We are a criminal law firm with criminal law experts. Our focus is on criminal law. Do not risk your freedom by consulting lawyers with little or no criminal law experience. Going to an average criminal lawyer can cause you to lose your freedom. Engaging an experienced criminal lawyer will ensure the best chance of achieving a favourable outcome.

Mr. Justin Craven of our office has a proven track record of over 15 years of experience in criminal law and the Queensland courts. His clients have had not guilty verdicts, dismissals, charges reduced, and a win in the High Court of Australia in the case of Coughlan v The Queen [2020] HCA 15. Very few criminal lawyers can say they have represented a client in the High Court of Australia, but our Justin Craven can. When we say we have experience in criminal law, we are not joking; our results speak for themself. Let our legal team help win for you.

 

OUR CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYERS BRISBANE APPROACH

1. No Judgment

No matter what police accuse you of, our Brisbane lawyers are here to help. After reviewing the evidence and listening to you, we will give you our opinion on the best way forward in your case.

2. Committed to You and Your Case

We are a client-focused Brisbane law firm. Our lawyers will explain each step to you in plain English. Our job is to ensure you understand the court process, evidence, options, and potential outcomes. After all, it is your life. From the start, you will have a criminal law expert. We will get to know you and find an outcome to put you on the best path forward.

3. Best Result

Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes for you, no matter your situation. Our Brisbane criminal lawyers will fight for you to achieve the best result they can.

4. One-step Ahead of the Prosecution

Our Criminal Lawyers Brisbane Group devote significant time to preparing cases to be one step ahead of the prosecution. They leave no stone unturned.

5. Quality Representation

Our advocacy and legal knowledge are of a superior standard. Mr. Justin Craven of our office has over 15 years of experience in criminal law. He has appeared as an advocate in the Magistrates Court, Childrens Court of Queensland, District Court and Supreme Court of Queensland.

6. Seamless

We work with your team of barristers and experts to present a seamless case before the Court.

7. Open and Transparent

We keep you updated with every aspect of your case and are upfront with our fees.

 

CRIMINAL LAWYERS WHO CARE

We appreciate being charged by police can be overwhelming and frightening. This is why we provide you with support and a relentless pursuit of justice. From the moment you contact us, you become part of our family. We listen to your story, your concerns, and your goals. We make sure we understand your situation. Our team of skilled lawyers will guide you through every stage of the legal process, keeping you informed, empowered, and reassured.

We provide clients with timely updates on the progress of their cases. Your peace of mind is our priority. We aim to ease your anxiety by keeping you informed and involved in decision-making.

You are not just hiring a criminal defence team when you choose us to represent you. You are gaining trusted allies who care about your well-being. We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our clients.

 

WHEN TO SPEAK TO A CRIMINAL LAWYER

If the police contact you, you must contact a criminal lawyer immediately. You need to get legal advice straight away. Time is of the essence. Decisions you make early on can affect your entire case. Do not wait until the police have charged you because sometimes it is too late. If you consult a criminal lawyer early on, this allows you an opportunity to understand your rights and what may happen.

Even if the police have not contacted you, but you think they may do in the future, we recommend you speak to a criminal lawyer. A skilled criminal lawyer can advise you on handling interactions with the police and protecting your rights.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

“Honestly I can’t thank you enough for all your help on this – you’ve done me such a big favour. This is a great result and will forever be grateful.”
“Thanks Justin, can’t tell you how much I appreciate your efforts. You do fantastic work. All the best to you and your firm now and in the future!”
“Just so you know Justin, I quite often reflect on that past memory, and I am very grateful for all your help in those difficult times”
“Thank you for your support of ……….. during this time. I am very grateful for all that you have done. Your support and communication has made a stressful time much easier for our family.”
“I also wanted to let you know how very thankful ………. and I are to you and Ben. You yourself did an amazing job coming up to speed on ……..’s situation in such a short time, so credit to you and to Ben for final presentation to the court.”
“I’ve made shitty decisions and this year has been the first time in my life I’ve felt like I’ve been moving forward in a positive way. Thank you for your time, and still treating me like a human.”

RECENT CLIENT RESULTS 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charges: 7 x Sexual Assaults.

Result: Wholly suspended sentence.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Stealing after previous conviction

Result: Wholly suspended sentence.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charges: 1 x Possessing child exploitation material.

Result: 2 years Probation and No Conviction Recorded.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charge: 1 x Sexual Assault.

Result: Charge discontinued by the prosecution.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charges: 1 x Choking in a domestic setting, 1 x Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, 1 x Contravention of Domestic Violence Order,1 x Threatening violence.

Result:  Head sentence 20 months imprisonment with immediate parole.

 

Court: Brisbane Supreme Court

Charge: 1 x Possessing a dangerous drug (methylamphetamine) in excess of 2.0 grams.

Result: 2 years imprisonment with immediate parole release date.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charges: 2 x Indecent treatment of a child under 16.

Result: 12 months imprisonment wholly suspended.

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Stealing.

Result: Probation Order and No Conviction Recorded.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Contravention of a domestic violence order (Aggravated offence).

Result: 6 months imprisonment with immediate parole release.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charge: 1 x Assault occasioning bodily harm while armed .

Result: 2 years imprisonment.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charge: 1 x Possessing dangerous drugs Schedule 1 drug (methylamphetamine) quantity of or exceeding Schedule 3, but less than schedule 4.

Result: 5 months imprisonment, immediate parole release.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Person in or on vehicle wearing or carrying a prohibited item in public place.

Result: Charge was discontinued.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Stealing as a clerk.

Result: $2,000.00 fine and No Conviction Recorded.

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charge: 1 x Indecent treatment of a child under 16, under 14.

Result: Charge discontinued.

 

Court: Brisbane District Court

Charge: 1 x Possessing child exploitation material.

Result: 18 months imprisonment wholly suspended.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charges: 2 x Possessing dangerous drugs.

Result: Good behaviour bond with No Conviction Recorded.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Supplying dangerous drugs (Gamma hydroxybutyric acid).

Result: 9 months imprisonment wholly suspended.

 

Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court

Charge: 1 x Possess Dangerous Drugs (MDMA).

Result: Good behaviour bond with No Conviction Recorded.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A LAWYER?

You may have heard the saying, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client”. If the police charge you with a crime, this is serious. The legal system is complex, and a conviction can be life changing. Not everyone accused of a crime is guilty. If you represent yourself, you may do more damage than good for your case.

Good criminal lawyers have years of training and experience in criminal law. They can analyse evidence and decide if any potential defence is open to a client. You may think the case is strong against you, but it may be weak to a criminal defence lawyer. Crucial evidence could be missing. A strong defence or a good argument may exist as to why the prosecution should end the proceedings. This may lead to dropped charges or a not-guilty verdict. Engaging a criminal lawyer is the first step in the right direction to achieve a successful outcome.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A LAWYER?

The cost of engaging a lawyer depends on various factors, including the offence the police have charged you with and what you want the lawyer to do.

Criminal lawyers charge clients either by time cost (i.e., an hourly rate) or by a fixed fee.

When lawyers use the hourly rate method, they charge clients for the work performed according to how long it takes them to do a task. The lawyer’s hourly rate is divided into ten units of six minutes. One unit of six minutes is the minimum the lawyer charges for work. This means if the lawyer sends you an email and it takes them two minutes, you are charged for six minutes. Likewise, if they spend seven minutes on the phone with you, you are charged for twelve minutes, two units of time. This method is often seen to reward inefficient lawyers. Lawyers may use this method when the work scope is uncertain.

The fixed fee or flat fee method involves the lawyer charging the client a fee to do a task. This method gives clients certainty about their legal fees and enables them to budget. This is the preferred method of the Criminal Lawyers Brisbane Group when charging clients.

Good criminal lawyers have years of training and experience in criminal law. They can analyse evidence and decide if any potential defence is open to a client. You may think the case is strong against you, but it may be weak to a criminal defence lawyer. Crucial evidence could be missing. A strong defence or a good argument may exist as to why the prosecution should end the proceedings. This may lead to dropped charges or a not-guilty verdict.

WILL I HAVE A CONVICTION RECORDED?

The issue of whether a person will have a conviction recorded on their criminal history is complex. The law says the Court must have regard to the nature of the offence, the offender’s character and age, and the impact the recording of a conviction will have on the offender’s economic or social well-being or chances of finding employment.

POLICE HAVE CONTACTED ME, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If the police have contacted you, contact a criminal lawyer straight away. You are clearly on the police’s radar for something. Do not make the mistake of thinking you are innocent and don’t need the help of a lawyer. Even innocent people use criminal lawyers at an early stage. A criminal lawyer will provide preliminary advice on your rights, what you may expect to happen and how to deal with the police. 

DO YOU NEED TO ANSWER POLICE QUESTIONS? 

If the police ask you any questions about a criminal offence, the law only requires you to tell them your name and address. If police ask for identification to prove your name and address, you must provide it. Please do not say anything else to them apart from telling them you want to speak to a lawyer.

Please be aware police usually have recording devices on them. They typically start recording conversations with persons when they first speak to them. What you say to the police may later be used by the prosecution against you in Court. This is whether they recorded what you said on a recording device or not. Only speak to the police after first speaking to a lawyer, no matter how innocent the police questions seem.

SHOULD I TAKE PART IN A POLICE INTERVIEW?

Our general advice is to recommend clients not to participate in an interview with police. In our experience, persons who participate in interviews with police are unlikely to persuade them not to charge them.

There are many good reasons why you should not participate in an interview, and we cover these here https://www.criminal-lawyers-brisbane.com.au/police-interviews-qld

Please be aware police usually have recording devices on them. They typically start recording conversations with persons when they first speak to them. What you say to the police may later be used by the prosecution against you in Court. This is whether they recorded what you said on a recording device or not. Only speak to the police after first speaking to a lawyer, no matter how innocent the police questions seem.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

f you have been charged in Brisbane or contacted by police, you probably have many questions. We have created videos on common criminal law topics to help you better understand the process and issues involved. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Brisbane criminal law office at (07) 3153 6215, and the Criminal Lawyers Brisbane Group will help you. Your first consultation with us is free, that’s right, no charge. It will be a confidential consultation with one of our experienced Brisbane Criminal Lawyers.

WE ARE YOUR BEST DEFENCE!

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