How We Help in Criminal Cases

If you are the subject of a criminal investigation or have been charged with a criminal offence, obtaining the right advice from an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible is essential to understanding how the charge or charges can be defended.

At Shorter Legal we understand that being charged with a criminal offence is stressful and can have life changing consequences. Our criminal defence team will explain the process, ensure you understand your rights and be by your side during the investigation and court process to ensure you receive the right advice when it matters.

Shorter Legal can assist you with the following Criminal and Police Matters:

  • Drug offences (including trafficking, possession, manufacture and cultivation)
  • Driving and Traffic offences
  • Common Assault
  • Serious Assault
  • Sex Offences
  • Child exploitation material offences
  • Intervention Orders / Restraining Orders (applications / breaches / revocations)
  • Trespass and Stalking offences
  • Property Damage / Vandalism / Graffiti offences
  • Theft / Stealing & Dishonesty Offences / Break and enter offences
  • Social Security and Taxation offences
  • Fraud / White collar crime
  • Firearms offences
  • Homicide (Manslaughter / Murder)
  • Criminal Assets Confiscation Law
  • Criminal charges arising out of Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Bail applications / bail breaches
  • Criminal charge reduction or withdrawal

Frequently Asked Questions

In Australia, you generally have the right to remain silent and don’t have to answer questions if you’re under arrest. An experienced lawyer from Shorter Legal can advise you on the best course of action in this situation.
This varies based on the seriousness of the alleged crime. Shorter Legal can clarify your entitlements while in custody, such as the opportunity to consult with a lawyer and potentially seek bail.
Law enforcement authorities are authorized to conduct a search on you only in specific situations, such as with a warrant or your permission. Shorter Legal can provide counsel on your legal rights and assess whether the search was conducted within the bounds of the law.
A legal representative from Shorter Legal can assist you in navigating the court proceedings, comprehending the accusations leveled against you, and examining possible defense strategies.
The consequences for criminal infractions can differ significantly. With the expertise of Shorter Legal, a lawyer can inform you about the spectrum of possible penalties you could encounter.
In certain instances, you might qualify for the removal of a criminal record. A lawyer from Shorter Legal can evaluate your circumstances and provide guidance on the potential for expungement.

Important Note: This is general information only and does not constitute legal advice. If you are facing a criminal matter, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified criminal lawyer at Shorter Legal in Gawler or Nuriootpa Barossa Valley.

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