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Criminal Lawyer Northern Suburbs

Facing criminal charges? Whether the charge is minor or major, May Lawyers will provide proven and comprehensive legal representation.

I hold over a decade of experience in criminal defence law. This expertise includes an official accreditation from the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in criminal law.

Regardless of the criminal offence, I will ensure that you receive a fair hearing and just outcome. My service also includes 24/7 legal advice.

When it comes to securing qualified and in-demand services from a skilled criminal defence lawyer, Northern Suburbs clients can 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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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 the Northern Suburbs

Traffic offences can result in serious costs, loss of license or incarceration. At May Lawyers, we offer comprehensive legal representation and advocacy services to ensure that you receive a fair hearing.

With over a decade as a practicing solicitor, I hold intricate knowledge of Victoria’s state laws and traffic  regulations. I will make the often confusing traffic law as simple and straightforward to establish a clear picture of where you stand.

I offer comprehensive 24/7 legal counsel and advice from the outset. Common legal issues that I cover include drunk driving, speeding fines, driving without a license, and dangerous driving.

Contact May Lawyers now to access an experienced traffic offence lawyer in the Northern Suburbs.

Find Representation From a Drug Offence Lawyer in the Northern Suburbs

May Lawyers is the name that clients in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs can trust when facing minor or serious drug offence charges.

I am a practicing solicitor with over a decade of intricate experience in drug offence law. From initial no obligation advice to representation in a legal hearing, I will calmly guide you through the entire process to ensure a fair proceeding and outcome.

When charges arise, it is vital that you know your legal rights and receive a clear explanation of where you currently stand. My services will guarantee both, whilst offering ongoing support through this stressful time.

If you need a drug offence lawyer in the Northern Suburbs, May Lawyers are here to assist. Reach out for free 24/7 legal advice.

May Lawyers can provide a criminal lawyer for clients in the following locations

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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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