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Criminal Lawyer Geelong

Find professional and proven representation from a qualified criminal lawyer in Geelong, thanks to May Lawyers.

I have more than a decade of experience, providing clients with a comprehensive and understanding criminal defence against both serious and minor charges. Clients look to May Lawyers when they want detailed and understanding legal assistance that are tailored to suit the specifics of each case. I know how stressful and confusing legal matters can seem, which is why I am committed to providing the guidance and advice that my clients need when facing criminal charges.

As an Accredited Specialist in criminal law with the Law Institute of Victoria, clients can be sure their case will be properly handled, as I work to ensure they receive a fair and just hearing in the appropriate setting.

Contact May Lawyers today for obligation free legal advice from a respected and skilled professional.

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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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Accredited Criminal Law Specialist
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 Geelong

Traffic law matters can be intimidating and stressful for those who do not have any prior legal experience. That is why, when they find themselves in need of advice and guidance from a knowledgeable traffic offence lawyer, Geelong residents turn to May Lawyers.

Unlike many larger law firms, I take the time to work closely with each of my clients to ensure they receive a detailed legal service that is tailored to the specifics of their case. I can provide representation for matters regarding all traffic offences, such as speeding, drunk driving, driving without a valid licence, and reckless driving.

I also provide services as a solicitor advocate for local clients, assisting them with matters such as appeal hearings, pleas, and bail applications.

I am available 24/7, meaning local clients can always be sure the advice and support they need is close by.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Geelong

When facing either minor or serious drug offence charges, clients can be certain they will receive fair and comprehensive legal representation when they turn to May Lawyers. 

I work tirelessly to ensure that each of my clients receives a fair and just hearing, as well as a compassionate and understanding legal service that will guide them through each stage as their case progresses.

Clients can also turn to May Lawyers for assistance in confiscation of property. I am happy to offer Legal Aid to eligible clients.

To secure proven and professional services from a qualified drug offence lawyer, Geelong clients know to 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...

B. R.
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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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