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Criminal Lawyer Dandenong

When facing criminal charges, it is important to find representation from a legal professional who will work to understand the finer details of your case. That is why clients in Dandenong and further across Melbourne know to turn to May Lawyers.

I provide obligation free legal advice to those clients who are unsure of how to proceed after being charged with a crime, offering a compassionate and comprehensive service that will ensure your voice is represented in the appropriate setting.

As an accredited criminal law specialist, I work hard to achieve a positive outcome for each and every case I take on, providing my clients with the criminal defence they are entitled to. I am proud to be recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in the field of criminal law,

So, when they need a criminal lawyer, Dandenong clients know to turn to 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 Dandenong

Traffic offences can be minor or serious, but almost always cause a great deal of stress and concern to the individual who is facing those charges.

That is why, here at May Lawyers, I take the time to ensure that my clients feel heard, and not just like another name on a schedule.

When they hire me as their traffic offence lawyer, Dandenong clients will benefit from my years of experience in the legal field, as I guide and assist them through each stage of their respective legal process. Common traffic offences that I assist clients with include drunk driving, driving dangerously, speeding, while I also provide representation for appeals.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Dandenong

Are you facing charges for drug offences? Then you need to find legal representation from a professional who has a detailed understanding of Victorian drug law. You need May Lawyers.

I can provide Dandenong clients with legal assistance 24/7, with clients also able to access the information and assistance they need through LegalAid. Drug offences can be a complex matter to deal with, which is why it is so important to secure legal advice from a skilled and knowledgeable professional who can help to make the process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Clients can also find the help they need when lodging bail applications or contesting the confiscation of property, thanks to May Lawyers.

When they find themselves in need of a drug offence lawyer, Dandenong 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...

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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