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Criminal Lawyer Cranbourne

After an accredited criminal lawyer in Cranbourne? May Lawyers provide proven 24/7 consultation and legal representation for a range of different criminal charges.

I am one of the few practicing solicitors to be recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law. This detailed knowledge of legal stipulations and due process allows my clients to receive a fair and just outcome.

Whether you are facing a first time court appearance, bail applications or a trial, I will fight for your interests and make sure that you receive a just outcome.

Contact May lawyers now for 24/7 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.

Get Assistance From a Leading Traffic Offence Lawyer in Cranbourne

When traffic charges arise, May Lawyers will always be in your corner.

From minor to major offences, I offer emergency advice and legal representation for clients across Melbourne’s South-East. I will break down the most complicated traffic law in simple and straightforward terms, ensuring that you remain completely aware of where you stand at all times.

I cover countless traffic offences such as drunk driving, dangerous driving, speeding, and driving without a license. In each instance, I deliver sound legal counsel and representation to achieve a fair and just outcome.

If you need assistance from an accredited traffic offence lawyer in Cranbourne, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Facing charges for a drug related offence? May Lawyers provide expert legal counsel and representation for clients across Melbourne’s South-East.

Starting with free 24/7 advice, I will represent your interests and work tirelessly to achieve a fair and just outcome. In each case, I will relay detailed knowledge of Victorian drug code and criminal law to ensure that you know exactly where you stand.

With over a decade of experience as a practicing solicitor, I have vast experience with a wide range of drug offences and will always fight to achieve a just outcome.

When they find themselves in need of a drug offence lawyer, Cranbourne clients know that May Lawyers is the name to trust. Call 03 9642 2137 today.

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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...

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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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