Criminal Law

Criminal Lawyers Adelaide

Being involved in the criminal law system is one of the most terrifying experiences you can have. If you are under investigation by the Police or they have charged you with a criminal offence, you should seek legal advice from a criminal lawyer as soon as possible.

Whether you have committed an offence or not, it is vital that you speak with a lawyer before speaking to the police. When asked, you must tell the police your full name, address, date of birth, and certain other details.

You may decline to answer their other questions. Nothing you say during a police interrogation is ‘off the record’. Therefore, it is often advisable to decline to answer all question other than your personal details until you have had the opportunity to speak with an expert criminal lawyer. You should remain polite at all times.

One of the rights you have is to make one telephone call, although the police can prevent you from calling particular individuals. Therefore, we recommend using your phone call to contact a criminal lawyer you can trust.

Regardless of the nature or seriousness of your charges, the outcome of your court case can have devastating effects on your employment and financial opportunities, ability to travel, and even the outcome of any other legal matters that may be pending.

With the lawyers at Lincoln Chambers Barristers & Solicitors by your side, you will not have to face the investigation and court process on your own. Our lawyers will ensure that you understand the process from start to finish by explaining:

•     the nature of the charges;
•     what will have to be proven by the Police;
•     the potential penalties; and
•     any defences that may be available to you.

By providing clear and honest advice, our lawyers will help maximise your chances of achieving a favourable outcome.

We will provide an estimate of the costs before commencing work.

Depending on your circumstances and whether the penalties can include a term of imprisonment, you may be eligible for a grant of legal aid funding. We will be happy to assist you in preparing an application for legal aid funding for your criminal law matter.

If you are not eligible for legal aid funding, feel free to ask us about a payment plan.

Please call us on 1300 546 200 to speak with one of our expert criminal lawyers before you speak to the police.