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Criminal Lawyer Fairfield

Find professional and proven services and representation from a leading criminal lawyer in Fairfield, here at May Lawyers.

For more than a decade I have been providing local clients with the criminal defence services they need and deserve, working to achieve a positive outcome to all cases I take on.

I am committed to providing a personalised and compassionate service to all local clients, ensuring their respective legal proceedings are as straightforward as possible. May Lawyers clients can always be sure of the standard of support they will receive, as I am one of the few solicitors to be recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in the field of criminal law.

Clients also turn to May Lawyers for solicitor advocate services, as I work to provide representation for bail applications, appeals, contests and guilty pleas.

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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 Fairfield

When they find themselves in need of assistance and advice from a traffic offence lawyer, Fairfield clients want to be sure they can turn to a leading name in the legal field who can provide them with a comprehensive service. That is why they look to May Lawyers.

I am proud to be one of the most sought-after legal professionals for all traffic offences, providing representation for matters regarding drink driving, speeding, driving without a licence, and reckless driving.

Simply contact May Lawyers today for more information, or to secure obligation free legal advice.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Fairfield

Whether they are facing minor or serious charges related to drug offences, local clients know they can find the legal representation they need thanks to May Lawyers.

I will help to remove all confusion and uncertainty that can accompany legal matters and will ensure that my clients know exactly where their case stands and what options are always available to them.

Clients can reach May Lawyers 24/7 and can always be confident that professional and in-demand legal assistance is never far away.

So, when it comes to finding proven services from a sought-after drug offence lawyer, Fairfield clients can call May Lawyers on 03 9642 2137.

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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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