Banner Slider 01 Mobile Banner01

Criminal Lawyer Western Suburbs

Whether the charges are minor or major, we can provide a highly experienced criminal lawyer for Western Suburbs clients.

I am one of the few practicing lawyers to be recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law. This intricate knowledge of criminal law allows May Lawyers to achieve fair and constructive results for each client.

From the outset, I will offer extend expert legal advice to establish where you stand and lay out your options moving forward. My services also include free 24/7 advice and consultation.

Reach out today for emergency assistance.

Our Services header-line
One of the few recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in criminal law.
About May Lawyers header-line
When you face losing your license, your reputation or even your liberty you need someone you can trust in your corner.
About Maylawyers
Law Icon
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.

Read Morearrow
Call 24/7 For Free, No Obligation Legal Advice
Why Choose Bg
Why Choose Us header-line

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 for Western Suburbs Clients

Should you find yourself with a serious traffic offence, May Lawyers can deliver the expert guidance and legal counsel you need.

I bring over a decade of experience as a working solicitor and specialise in local traffic laws and regulations. Making the complex simple, I will make your current situation straightforward and clearly outline the options available.

Common traffic offences I cover include drunk driving, dangerous driving and driving without a license, alongside many other circumstances. As soon as the issue arises, May Lawyers will offer you a free 24/7 consultation with no obligation.

When you need a reliable traffic offence lawyer in the Western Suburbs, turn to May Lawyers. I will ensure that you receive a fair hearing in the appropriate setting.

Find Representation From a Drug Offence Lawyer in the Western Suburbs

If you need a reputable drug offence lawyer in the Western Suburbs, May Lawyers will always be in your corner.

My services begin with an initial no obligation consultation to establish the groundwork and parameters of your situation. I also present the relevant information and available options to you in a simple and straightforward manner.

Should the charge proceed to the next stage, I will fight to make sure you receive a fair hearing and result. I have worked as a practicing solicitor for more than a decade and hold intricate knowledge of Victorian criminal law.

May Lawyers can provide an experienced drug offence lawyer for Western Suburbs residents in the following locations

Our Testimonials header-line

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...

J. T.
Free Case Hero
Free Case Evaluation

We understand that the disputes facing you, your family or your business can seem daunting.