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Criminal Lawyer Bendigo

When they require representation from a criminal defence lawyer, Bendigo clients can look to May Lawyers.

I have more than a decade of experience in the legal field and am committed to providing my clients with the kind of detailed and personalised services they simply won’t find at larger firms. I treat my clients as individuals, listening to their needs and concerns and providing them with legal representation that is built upon the specific details of their case.

I am one of the few legal experts working today that is recognised as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law through the Law Institute of Victoria, and work tirelessly to provide all clients with the standard of support and guidance they have come to expect from the May Lawyers name. 

Contact May Lawyers today for obligation free legal advice.

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When you face losing your license, your reputation or even your liberty you need someone you can trust in your corner.
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Will May, Principal

A graduate of the University of Western Australia, I bring a decade of experience in the criminal law. I am one of the few recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in that field.

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With years of experience, we have the legal expertise, compassion and dedication needed to get you the result you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are few more stressful things in life than being charged with an offence.

Police want to speak to me about an alleged crime, what do I do?

Speak to a criminal lawyer. They can give you advice on your rights prior to a police interview. Depending on how serious the charge is they may need to start arranging a bail application.

Police don't keep to business hours and neither do I. If you've been arrested contact me for advice.

How long will my case take?

That depends. A criminal trial can take 18 months - 2 years to reach after you're charged. A Magistrates' Court case might be from a few months to a year depending on whether you're pleading guilty or fighting the charges.

Do I need a lawyer if I'm just pleading guilty?

No, in the same way you don't need an electrician to wire a fuse box. There's nothing stopping you giving it a go, but you may not like the results...

Courts have a range of sentencing options and the only way to achieve the best outcome for you is to hire a competent criminal lawyer.

A lawyer may also be able to advise you of a defence, or help you avoid a criminal record through diversion.

A family member/loved one is in custody, can you help?

Yes. I can arrange a visit or video-conference with them free of charge to discuss their case.

I've just been charged, what happens next?

Police have to provide you or your lawyer with what's called a brief of evidence. This is a document containing a description of the allegations against you, witness statements and photographs.

You are presumed innocent and police must prove your guilt. Whether they can prove it depends on what's in the brief.

After reading the brief a lawyer can explain the evidence against you and whether you have a defence. They can also advise you of likely sentences if you're found guilty.

I've been to court and I'm unhappy with the outcome, can I appeal?

Yes. If you've been sentenced or found guilty in the Magistrates' Court you have an automatic right to appeal the decision to a Judge of the County Court. The Judge has the power rehear the case and find you not guilty, or substitute the sentence for a lesser one if they see fit.

If your case was heard originally in the County Court then you must apply for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal. This is a much more complex process.

Appeals in both cases require rigorous preparation and legal knowledge, you must have a lawyer. Your appeal must be lodged within 28 days of the sentence, if this applies to you contact me now.

A Qualified and Respected Traffic Offence Lawyer in Bendigo

May Lawyers is the name to trust when searching for a qualified and proven traffic offence lawyer in Bendigo.

The language and processes involved in traffic law matters can seem confusing and inaccessible, especially for someone with no prior legal experience. That is why I work closely with each of my clients to ensure all information is delivered as clearly and simply as possible. My clients will always be aware of their available legal avenues and can be certain that I am fighting for the best possible outcome for their case.

Some common traffic offences I provide representation for include drunk driving, speeding, and driving without a licence.

I also provide legal services as a solicitor advocate, representing clients who are pleading guilty, contesting charges or beginning an appeal process.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Bendigo

To secure legal services, advice, and representation from a knowledgeable and skilled drug offence lawyer, Bendigo clients turn to May Lawyers.

I provide representation to clients charged with both minor and serious drug offences, and work to ensure they receive a just and fair hearing in the appropriate setting.

Clients can contact May Lawyers 24/7, meaning they can always be certain that the legal assistance and guidance they need is never far away. All clients who are eligible may also apply for assistance through Legal Aid.

Call 03 9642 2137 for all further enquiries.

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I am extremely happy with the result of my case that Will achieved for me. His expert approach avoided the criminal record against my name which was a huge relief and any penalties. I feel stress free after a long time thanks again to Will...

B. R.

I can't thank Will enough for everything that he has done for our family with the recent criminal matter he represented us for, we got the results due to his expert handling. Once again, many thanks Will...

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