Criminal

If you have been arrested and charged with an offence by the police, this is a serious matter.  You could go to jail, you could lose your liberty, your reputation and everything you have come to know and enjoy about the family and friends around you.  It is a very serious event in your life and you absolutely must have legal representation if you have been charged with an offence.   Even seemingly minor traffic offences like driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance can create life long problems for you by giving you a criminal record and making it harder for you to gain employment or even to work in certain occupations.

We can assist you to ensure that your rights are protected as make your way through the system.  There are many cases where people go unrepresented because they think they can’t afford a lawyer.  In the long run, it will cost you far more than just money if you are convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced.  The effect of an event like this can be permanent and life long.   You don’t want to lose your liberty or face this type of stigma for the rest of your life.

If you have been the victim of a crime, there are also things we can do to help.  We can assist you with a referral to the police and advise you if you are witness in a case and you would like to know how to handle the court process and what is involved with a criminal matter.  This can assist you by making the process much more simple and easier to understand which will reduce your overall stress and anxiety about the matter.  You may also be able to obtain compensation from the Victims Compensation Tribunal, we can advise you on this if you give us the appropriate information.

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