Area of Practice:
If you are accused of an offence, whether it is a traffic violation or something more serious, our lawyers are ready and able to assist you.
We have helped numerous clients over the years in the following areas:
Drink Driving and Traffic matters
- Drink Driving and Traffic matters
We all lead busy lives and for most of us a Driver Licence is a necessity. Sometimes we do the wrong thing or are alleged to have done the wrong thing and this puts our Licence at risk. We at Lexington Law have the experience to advise you as to the avenues open to you whether it be to defend any charges, make written submissions on your behalf, enter early pleas so as to allow you to retain your Licence or at least limit the period of any loss of Licence.
Pleas of Guilty
- Pleas of Guilty
If you have been charged with a Criminal offence, there may be a benefit in entering a plea of guilty at an early stage as opposed to taking the matter to a hearing. We at Lexington Law can advise you as to your prospects of success in a defended hearing so that you can make an informed decision about whether to plead guilty.
Domestic Violence matters
- Domestic Violence matters
If an application has been made for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) against you, we at Lexington Law can advise you as to your rights to defend the application or the terms under which you might agree to an Order being made. While the making of an AVO against you is not a Criminal Conviction, it can have an adverse impact on your life and lead to serious criminal consequences if it is breached. Such consequences include serious Criminal charges, the loss of Licences such as a Gun Licence, impacts on Employment, and impact on Family Law proceedings in both matters involving Children and Property. If you are the victim of a Domestic Violence we at Lexington Law can advise you as to your prospects of obtaining an AVO especially if authorities such the Police are not willing to take action on your behalf.
- Criminal offences
Over the years we at Lexington Law have acted for person accused of offences such as murder, manslaughter, fraud, drug offences, sexual assaults, robbery, assaults and offences involving injury to persons, and property offences including larceny and malicious damage. We can advise you as to the prospects of having the charge varied so as to allow a more lenient penalty imposed or allowing the matter to be dealt with in a lower Court such as the Local Court which can greatly reduce the sentence that may be imposed We can also advise you as to the benefit and/or risk of making a statement to Police and of your rights in the investigative and interrogative process.
- Criminal Trials
If you are charged with a serious Criminal offence which requires a Trial, you can feel secure in the knowledge that your team at Lexington Law has acted for many people over the years charged with serious Criminal offences including charges of Murder, Manslaughter, Fraud, Drug offences, Sexual assaults, Robberies and offences involving injury to persons These types of offences usually require you to initially appear in the Local Court and for that Court to determine if there is sufficient evidence to stand trial. This is called the committal process. We will appear for you throughout the committal process and this can include the conduct of a Committal Hearing in certain circumstances. If you are committed for trial, we will retain an appropriately experienced Barrister and assist the Barrister in the gathering of evidence and the presentation of your case to the Trial Court.
Corporate or White-Collar Crime
- Corporate or White-Collar Crime
White-collar crime is a nonviolent crime often committed for financial gain. It can include Securities fraud, Embezzlement, Corporate Fraud and Money Laundering. If you are charged with a White-Collar Crime offence we at Lexington Law can consider the evidence against you and advise you as to your options for responding to the charge and represent you in any Court process.
- Bail Applications
If you have been charged with an offence you may be entitled to Bail. This means you may be released from custody until your matter is determined by the Courts. Bail can be unconditional or conditional. We at Lexington Law can advise you as to your prospects of obtaining Bail and the conditions that might be imposed on you. We can present your Bail Application and responding to any objections raised by the Prosecution. If you are refused Bail by a lower Court, we can make application for Bail to the Supreme Court.
- Criminal Appeals
If you have been convicted of a Criminal offence following a hearing or trial and you are not satisfied with the result, we at Lexington Law can advise you as to your Appeal rights including any grounds for appeal and your prospects of success. We will at the appropriate time retain a suitably experienced Barrister to both advise and conduct the Criminal Appeal
Parole Board Hearings
- Parole Board Hearings
If you have been serving a custodial sentence and you are eligible for Parole, we at Lexington Law can represent you before the Parole Board. This can involve the assessment of any reports that have been prepared, the gathering of further information and the presentation of your case to the Parole Board