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Criminal Lawyer Croydon

After a seasoned criminal lawyer in Croydon? May Lawyers are a leading defence firm offering expert legal advice, counsel and representation.

As soon as the charges first arise, I will be available 24/7 to provide sound legal consultation. My services are built upon a strong foundation of experience with criminal court proceedings and processes. In every case, I fight to achieve a fair and just outcome.

As recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria, I am one of the few practicing solicitors to be granted the title of an Accredited Specialist in criminal law.

The quality of your legal representation can make or break the case. When you need assistance, opt for the experienced and fully accredited legal experts at May Lawyers.

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One of the few recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law.
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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 Croydon

Whether the traffic offence is minor or major, May Lawyers are available to provide expert legal consultation, counsel and representation.

I take enquiries and calls on a 24/7 basis, ensuring that you receive assistance as soon as possible. This prompt service will establish the critical groundwork and details of your case. Should the case proceed to the court, I bring over a decade of experience in major criminal trials.

My services cover many common traffic offences, including drunk driving, dangerous driving, speeding and driving without a valid license.

Traffic law can be confusing and complicated. When working with May Lawyers, I break down everything to you in a simple and straightforward manner, presenting the various options available moving forward.

Get Expert Assistance From a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer – Croydon Clients Welcome

When drug charges are laid, it is vital that you seek out an accredited expert in Victorian drug law. At May Lawyers, we provide prompt 24/7 legal advice with a no obligation clause.

With intricate knowledge of local drug code and criminal law, I can assist with the initial consultation, appeal hearing, pleas and bail applications for a variety of alleged drug offences.

Should your offence proceed to the trial or hearing stage, I provide expert legal representation and will fight to achieve a fair outcome.

Need assistance from an accredited drug offence lawyer in Croydon? Don’t hesitate to reach out to May Lawyers now.

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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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