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Criminal Lawyer Richmond

Find trusted and attentive representation from a leading criminal lawyer in Richmond, here at May Lawyers.

For more than a decade I have worked to provide local clients with the criminal defence representation that they need and deserve. I provide comprehensive services to clients facing both minor and serious charges, and fight to achieve the best outcome possible for their case.

Criminal law processes can be stressful and confusing for clients, which is why I take great care to ensure they understand exactly where their case stands and what options are always available to them. I am proud to be an Accredited Specialist in criminal law with the Law Institute of Victoria and am one of only a few working solicitors to hold this accreditation.

I also offer services as a solicitor advocate, assisting clients in court for matters relating to bail applications, pleas, contesting the confiscation of property, and appeals. Contact May Lawyers today for all further enquiries, or to arrange a consultation.

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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 Richmond

When they need advice and guidance from a qualified traffic offence lawyer, Richmond clients know to call on a respected and trusted local firm. They know to call May Lawyers.

I provide my clients with the kind of personalised and attentive legal services that they simply will not find at larger firms. Clients can come to May Lawyers for representation on all traffic offence charges including speeding, driving dangerously, and drink driving.

I am available 24/7, ensuring my clients can rest easy knowing that the help and support they need is always close at hand.

Simply call May Lawyers today for obligation free legal advice on all matters relating to traffic offences.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Richmond

Are you in need of representation from a skilled and knowledgeable drug offence lawyer? Then do not hesitate to contact May Lawyers and receive a service that is tailored to suit the specific details of your case.

I provide services to help clients facing all drug offences, working to ensure they are professionally represented in the appropriate setting.

May Lawyers clients can apply for Legal Aid assistance, so don’t despair if you feel you can’t afford a lawyer. My private fees are also competitive.

To learn more about the benefits of working with a qualified and experienced drug offence lawyer, Richmond clients can 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...

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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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