Straightforward | Enterprising | Effective - Cranston McEachern Lawyers
October 20, 2018

Criminal Law Basic Overview

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you need to know your
rights. You need to retain a lawyer who will work closely with you, listen
empathetically to your situation, help your understand your case, prepare
your defence, and guide you through every step of the process, including
trial if necessary.

If you find yourself charged with a crime, you need the legal counsel of an
experienced criminal defence lawyer, to protect your rights now, and in
the future.

we offer advice and representation in relation to:
  • drink driving
  • traffic offences
  • defamation
  • state / federal drug charges
  • violent crimes
  • property crimes
  • appeals
  • sentences
our services include:
  • investigating your case
  • interviewing witnesses
  • evaluating evidence
  • taking statements
  • attending records of interview
  • seeking advice of counsel
  • advising you on your options
  • briefing and engaging counsel
  • preparing an effective defence
  • negotiating with the crown
  • representing you in court

The Court Process and what to Expect

We are able to assist our clients from the police investigation through to court appearances. Our assistance includes
  • advising you of your rights when being questioned or investigated by the police or other investigative agencies (for example, the Crime Misconduct Commission or ASIC)
  • being present with you during interrogations and records of interview
  • appearing on your behalf in the first court appearance in the magistrates court where an application for release on bail is made
  • representing you in any preliminary hearing before the magistrates court and then later if your matter proceeds to trial in the supreme or district court.
We can also represent you in applications for criminal compensation
if you have been the victim of a crime.