Melbourne Criminal Lawyer
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you need to obtain immediate legal advice to understand the consequences of the charge. Failure to get legal advice and proper legal representation can result in your or your loved one being held in custody.
Knight Family Lawyers are your go-to Melbourne Criminal Lawyers. We are engaged by a diverse range of clients, facing minor offences such as theft right through to more serious offences, such as drug offences. We can appear in all Courts in Melbourne, the state of Victoria and around Australia.
Our lawyers can assist you at a fair price in various criminal law matters, including:
- Public Nuisance Charges
- Driving Offences
- Criminal Appeals
- Drug Related Charges
- Agency Prosecutions
- Animal Cruelty
- Resisting Arrest -Making False Report to Police
- Supply Liquor in Breach of Licence
Driving Offences Lawyer
If you have been charged with a Drink Driving offence, Knight Family Lawyers are your Drink Driving Lawyers. In Victoria, if your blood alcohol level is above .05, then would be committing the offense of Driving While Under the Influence. From Drink Driving matters to Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, talk to us first before making a statement to Victoria Police. There might even be an opportunity for you to receive Diversion.
We handle cases inclusive of:
- Culpable Driving
- Driving While Impaired by Drugs
- Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or of Any Drug (DUI)
- Driving While Exceeding the Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol
- Refusing Breath Test
- Refusing Drug Test
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Criminal Appeals Lawyer
If you have been sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court and are not happy with the decision, you are able to appeal it. However, any such appeal needs to be lodged within 28 days. The appeal hearing is dealt with as a hearing de novo – meaning that the decision of the Magistrate is set aside and the Country Court can impose any other sentence in a new hearing of the matter.
If you are considering appealing a sentence from the Magistrates Court, we strongly urge you to obtain legal advice before filing the necessary documentation.
In the State of Victoria, the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act is the relevant legislation when it comes to drug-related charges. These are Commonwealth Charges and are dealt with under the Commonwealth Criminal Code. If you have been charged with a drug related offense, you need to contact our Melbourne Drug Lawyers immediately to get the right advice for your case.
We handle cases such as:
- Importing (Commonwealth Offences)
- Exporting (Commonwealth Offences)
If you have received a summons from a government agency, such as the Australian Taxation Office or a Local Council, and they allege that you have done something which is contrary to the law, you should contact us immediately. Agency Prosecutions can attract a criminal record, which can have negative impacts on your future, including work and travel.
We have the necessary skills and experience to provide you with legal advice in relation to the prosecution and our lawyers can appear on your behalf in Court.
If you have been issued with an Infringement, you have three options available to you;
- Ask for a review, within 28 days of the issue of the infringement;
- Pay it;
- Elect to go to Court.
If you have been served with a Notice by the Sherriff and are unsure how to process, then you should obtain legal advice from our expert team.