Cranston McEachern Lawyers

Criminal Law

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.

  • Our extensive range of services for financial institutions are performed at both commercial and retail banking levels.

  • Our experience varies from advising on corporate structuring, commercial transactions, and commercialisation of intellectual property through to corporate governance and trade practices compliance.

  • Our knowledge and experience is drawn from a wide range of clients.

  • Our areas of advice cover the full spectrum of family and relationship law matters.

  • Cranston McEachern assists clients in identifying and protecting their valuable intellectual property assets.

  • We have extensive experience in accident compensation law.