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Criminal Lawyer Ringwood

When they require leading representation and qualified assistance from a criminal lawyer, Ringwood clients know to turn to May Lawyers.

I provide obligation free legal advice to clients facing both serious and minor criminal charges, ensuring they receive a fair and just hearing. All clients deserve a detailed and proven criminal defence, and I work tirelessly to make sure that my clients feel heard and respected and not as just another face in court.

I am proud to be an Accredited Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria in the field of criminal law, meaning clients can be confident in all services I provide. As well as more in-depth legal services, I also provide representation as a solicitor advocate, assisting those facing matters such as bail applications or appeals.

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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 Ringwood

While traffic offences may appear to be rather open and closed, the complexities of traffic law often make the respective legal proceedings confusing and stressful for those unfamiliar with them. This can lead to clients facing harsher or unjust punishments for charges that could have been contested. That is why you need to call on May Lawyers.

I offer representation to clients facing both minor and serious traffic offences, such as speeding, drunk driving, driving without a valid licence, and reckless driving.

Clients can also trust May Lawyers for assistance in legal matters such as confiscation of property or finances, as well as tailored and insightful legal advice to guide them through their respective proceedings.

So when they require proven and understanding representation from a traffic offence lawyer, Ringwood clients know that May Lawyers is the name to remember.

Find Representation from a Leading Drug Offence Lawyer in Ringwood

For comprehensive and professional legal services and assistance available 24/7, clients in Ringwood and across the local area know they can trust May Lawyers.

I deliver attentive and qualified representation to those clients facing any number of drug offences under Australian law, ensuring their case is heard in the appropriate setting. Clients will always feel respected and supported, a service that is simply not possible at many larger legal firms.

Clients facing drug or other criminal charges can get assistance, advice, and information through LegalAid.

To see exactly why I am regarded as one of the most in-demand and respected drug offence lawyers in Ringwood, make sure you 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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