Criminal Law


    Criminal Law Services in Tasmania

    Facing criminal charges is a stressful experience. Our experienced team is dedicated to protecting your rights and providing you with comprehensive legal representation when you need it the most. Getting early advice and representation is key to protecting yourself when going through the criminal law system. Get in touch with Advocate Lawyers to make sure you have the right help in your corner.

    What should I do if I have been charged?

    Advocate Lawyers offer initial legal consultations to assess your situation, answer your questions, and provide you with an understanding of the potential legal implications you may face. During this consultation, we will gather essential details to build a strong defense strategy. If you are charged you should:

    • Speak to a Lawyer ASAP: seek advice from a lawyer as soon as possible and obtain your lawyer’s advice before undertaking a Police interview;
    • Gather Witness Details: make sure you have the details of any witnesses who might assist your case;
    • Gather other relevant evidence: make sure you have all relevant evidence, or a list of what might be relevant, so that you can discuss it with your lawyer at an initial consult.

    How we can assist you with Criminal Law?

    We can assist you across a broad range of offences including:

    • Applications for Bail or Variations of Bail Conditions: We expertly handle applications for bail or variations of bail conditions, striving to secure clients’ release from custody while awaiting trial.
    • Drug Offences: incl possession, etc.
    • Family Violence and Restraint Orders: We offer support in obtaining or defending against Family Violence Orders and Restraint Orders, ensuring clients’ interests are safeguarded throughout the process.
    • Offences against Persons: incl common assaults, etc
    • Offences against property: incl stealing, destruction of property, etc.
    • Offences against justice: including breaches of bail or resisting arrest
    • Traffic Offences: Traffic Offences can range from low level to more serious. Examples of the types of offences we can assist you with are:
      • Driving under the influence (DUI);
      • Drink driving offences;
      • Driving whilst disqualified;
      • Any offence under the Road Rules 2019 (Tas) which usually involve failure to follow road rules such as wearing a seatbelt, stopping at traffic lights or speeding; and
      • Applications for Restricted Drivers Licence.

    We assist clients throughout the process including:

    • Negotiation and Plea Bargaining: Our experienced team is skilled in negotiation and plea bargaining. We can engage with prosecutors to explore opportunities for reducing charges or securing alternative resolutions that may be more favorable to you, always keeping your best interests in mind.
    • Representation in Court: If your case proceeds to court, our skilled criminal defence lawyers will passionately advocate for your rights throughout the entire process. We will carefully analyse the evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and present persuasive arguments on your behalf, aiming for the best possible outcome.
    • Trials: We are well-prepared to represent clients in trials, presenting a strong case, cross-examining witnesses, and providing a robust defence.
    • Sentences: Our lawyers advocate for appropriate penalties during sentencing hearings, considering the circumstances and presenting compelling arguments for the best possible outcome.

    Why Choose Advocate Lawyers?

    • Expertise in Tasmanian Criminal Law: Being based in Tasmania, we possess invaluable local knowledge of the legal landscape and have established strong relationships within the local courts and legal community. This enables us to navigate the specific intricacies of Tasmania’s criminal justice system effectively.
    • Client-Centered Approach: At Advocate Lawyers, we prioritize our clients’ needs and well-being above all else. We understand the stress and uncertainty that can accompany criminal charges, and we are committed to providing you with personalised attention, support, and a robust defence strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.

    Contact Advocate Lawyers Today

    If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Tasmania, do not hesitate to reach out to Advocate Lawyers. We are here to provide you with trusted legal guidance and fight for your rights. Contact our office today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced criminal defence lawyers.