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Criminal Lawyer Frankston

When facing the prospect of minor or serious criminal charges, local clients know they need to call on a qualified and sought-after legal professional. That is why they turn to May Lawyers.

I have offered comprehensive criminal defence services to countless clients for more than a decade, working hard to achieve the best outcome possible for their case and to ensure that they are giving a just and fair hearing in the appropriate setting.

I am also an Accredited Specialist in criminal law, and one of the few solicitors working today to hold this accreditation from the Law Institute of Victoria.

So when they find themselves in need of knowledgeable and professional services from a leading criminal lawyer, Frankston clients can always turn to May Lawyers.

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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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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 Frankston

For those with little to know experience of legal matters, the details and language of traffic law can seem confusing and inaccessible. But thanks to representation from May Lawyers, local clients can gain a clear and easily understandable picture of any and all legal proceedings relating to their traffic offences.

I work to remove the stress and uncertainty that often comes with legal processes and ensure that my clients are always aware of what legal avenues are available to them and the exact standing of their case.

Common traffic charges I provide representation for include drink driving, driving without a licence, driving dangerously, and speeding. I also provide services as a solicitor advocate, assisting clients with court hearings relating to appeals, pleas and contested hearings.

To arrange a consultation with a leading traffic offence lawyer, Frankston clients can contact May Lawyers today.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Frankston

When they require assistance from a qualified and respected drug offence lawyer, Frankston clients know that May Lawyers is the firm to remember.

I am there for my clients 24/7, providing them with the confidence and knowledge that the advice and guidance they may need is always close at hand.

Clients can secure obligation free legal advice for both minor and serious drug offences and those eligible can access funding easily through Legal Aid.

For all further enquiries, or to learn more about the advantages of working with a skilled local drug offence lawyer, Frankston clients simply have to 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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