Many regular people throughout their lives will have some dealing with the criminal justice system, not just “criminals”. If you are in the unfortunate position of facing charges, it is important not to delay in getting legal advice. Whether the charges are serious criminal allegations, traffic offences, breaching an intervention order, or obtaining an intervention order, Theobald Lawyers’ professional criminal law representative will ensure you the best outcome.

We can assist in all criminal law areas including:

  • Driving offences
  • Assault charges
  • Drug offences
  • Sex offences
  • Breach of court orders
  • Firearms offences
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of crime

Dealing with the police

If the police ask you to provide a statement or answer questions, it is important to remember that you only have to provide your name and address. You can reply “no comment” in response to further questions. You do not have to provide any more information. If you do, it can be used against you in Court.

So, if you are contacted by the police, you should contact us before being interviewed so that we can advise you on whether or not to provide a “no comment” interview. In many cases it will be wise to make a “no comment” interview. You also do not have to go with the police anywhere, unless you are arrested and told what you are being charged with.

Because of the detrimental effect of a criminal conviction, it is important to contact a criminal lawyer at an early stage:

  • To advise you on how to deal with the police/authorities to ensure that your actions do not unnecessarily strengthen their case against you;
  • To ensure that, if you must plead guilty to any of the charges, every step is taken to “mitigate” or reduce the severity of the sentence imposed on you;
  • To negotiate on your behalf with the police/prosecution/authority:
  • To ensure that they have obtained and considered all relevant evidence,
  • To obtain copies of all evidence they intend to rely on, and
  • To discuss whether any or all charges should be withdrawn.

TBA Law will appear for you in the Seymour Magistrates Court, Broadmeadows Magistrates Court, Melbourne Magistrates Court, or enquire about other court locations.