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Criminal Lawyer Heidelberg

For comprehensive and attentive services from a qualified criminal lawyer, Heidelberg clients know to turn to May Lawyers.

I have more than a decade of experience in the legal field, and work to provide my clients with the kind of compassionate and personalised services they simply will not find at larger firms. I am also proud to be recognised as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law with the Law Institute of Victoria, one of the few working solicitors to hold this accreditation.

Clients can also call on May Lawyers for solicitor advocate services, as I offer representation for matters including bail applications, pleas, and appeals, and can assist clients with legal matters regarding confiscation of property.

Call today for obligation free legal advice, as well as guidance and support on all criminal defence matters.

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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 Heidelberg

When it comes to securing representation from a skilled traffic offence lawyer, Heidelberg clients know to trust May Lawyers.

I work to make the complex and often confusing language of traffic law as understandable and straightforward for my clients, taking them through each stage of their respective legal proceedings and ensuring they are always aware of what options are available to them at any one time.

Many of the most common traffic offences that I provide representation for include dangerous driving, drink driving, driving without a valid licence, and speeding. I am there for my clients 24/7, meaning they can always be certain that the legal representation and assistance they need when facing traffic charges is close at hand.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Heidelberg

May Lawyers is the name that clients across Heidelberg trust when they are facing both minor and serious drug offence charges.

I will assist you throughout the course of your case and will fight to ensure that you receive comprehensive and dependable legal representation in the appropriate setting. Customers can also be sure they will receive an understanding and supportive service in what is often a stressful and confusing period.

Eligible clients can also get the assistance they need through Legal Aid.

To enquire about representation from a sought-after drug offence lawyer, Heidelberg 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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