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Being charged with a criminal offence can be a daunting experience. We're here to listen.

We can offer you an empathetic and holistic approach and will help you get back on track.

Court applications can be difficult to defend on your own. We are here to support you along the way. We have established great relationships with barristers that will be able to defend your matter in Court and can provide a fulsome service by helping you find rehabilitation programs.

Below if a list of matters that we can assist you with:

  1. Intervention Orders
  2. Property Damage
  3. Theft
  4. Traffic and Vehicle Offences
  5. Assault
  6. Drug Offences

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Summary Offence?

Summary offences are usually less serious offences. They are heard by a judicial officer in the Magistrates’ Court rather than by a judge and/or jury. Summary offences make up most matters heard in the Magistrates’ Court and can include disorderly behaviour, assault, driving offences and damage to property.

What is an Indictable offence?

Indictable offences are usually more serious offences. An accused person has the right to have their matter determined in a higher court before a judge and/or jury. Indictable offences can range from theft, cause injury and drug offences to more serious matters such as rape, armed robbery, murder and treason.

What can I expect if I decide to plead guilty?

If you plead guilty your case may be heard go ahead on the same day or be be put off or adjourned to another day.

What happens if I pleading not guilty?

If you plead not guilty your case will be listed to another date. A summary case conference will be set to discuss the strength and weaknesses of your case.

If you do not agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges after the conference, your case will be put off to a mention or summary hearing.

What is a Summary Hearing?

A Summary Hearing is where the court listens to witnesses and other evidence and then makes a decision about your case.

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