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What is Criminal Law?

Criminal law covers the laws, codes and regulations that makes certain actions illegal and subject to criminal punishment if you're found guilty. Usually, a police officer will enforce the criminal law by issuing a fine or infringement, or making an arrest, which could lead to a criminal record and imprisonment.

Criminal lawyers can give you legal advice and represent you in relation to criminal offences (both violent and non-violent offences). For example:

  • Drugs offences (such as drug possession and trafficking).
  • Public order offences.
  • Theft and property offences.
  • Assault and battery.
  • Murder and manslaughter.
  • Sex offences.
  • Fraud (including credit card fraud and identity theft).

As well as procedural and other aspects of criminal law such as:

  • Local Court, Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court hearings and appeals.
  • Bail applications.
  • Adjournments and directions hearings.
  • AVOs and restraining orders.
  • Attending a police station to protect your rights in relation to arrest, police questioning and processes.

Get Criminal Law advice from a Criminal Lawyer today

LawTap criminal lawyers know what to say to police and judges as well as how to act in your best interests in a courtroom.

Use LawTap to find and book with the best criminal lawyer for you. Read information for criminal lawyers in every State and Territory in Australia including their real-time calendar and verified real client reviews.

Having a criminal record can negatively impact your life in a major way. A good criminal lawyer will be a champion in your corner to get you the best possible outcome on your behalf in the circumstances.

Book a phone call, conference at the criminal lawyer’s office or book for the lawyer to come to you before you go to court or deal with police. Speak with your criminal lawyer about the facts of your case, what you need to do or prepare to put yourself in the best position and what you can expect at court. Most criminal lawyers will be able to provide you with a fixed fee quote of fees involved for them to provide you with legal advice and represent you in court (including court fees charged by the court).

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