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Criminal Lawyer Box Hill

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Here at May Lawyers, we offer personalised support, legal advice and legal representation for a wide range of alleged criminal offences.

Offering specialised criminal defence services, I will fight to ensure that you receive a fair and just outcome. My services extend from initial legal consultation to assistance with bail applications, pleas and major criminal trials.

I am one of the few practicing solicitors to be recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law. When you need to access a criminal lawyer in the Box Hill area, May Lawyers are available for legal advice on a 24/7 basis.

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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 Box Hill

If you risk losing your license or facing serious criminal charges, May Lawyers can provide the expert services of a seasoned traffic offence lawyer. Clients in Box Hill are always welcome to contact our defence firm for free 24/7 legal advice.

As an accredited criminal law specialist, I am well versed in Victorian traffic laws and will transfer any necessary information to you in clear and straightforward terms.

I provide legal representation for all manner of traffic offence charges, regularly dealing with issues of drunk driving, speeding, driving without a licence, and dangerous driving. In every case, I will fight to ensure that you receive a fair outcome.

Reach out now for emergency 24/7 assistance.

Get Expert Assistance From a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Box Hill

When drug charges arise, May Lawyers are your source for a respected and seasoned criminal lawyer. Whether you face allegations of trafficking, supply or possession, I can provide expert legal advice, counsel and representation.

For more than a decade, I have represented the legal interests of clients facing a wide range of drug related charges and allegations. In every instance, I fight to ensure that my clientele have access to a just legal process and hold a clear understanding of the options available to them.

May Lawyers also offer free 24/7 legal advice from the moment you are charged or arrested. If eligible, clients will also receive LegalAid for any work conducted.

After a leading drug offence lawyer in Box Hill? Call 03 9642 2137 for emergency assistance.

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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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