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Criminal Law

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We note that Legal Aid Assistance is provided on the basis that you fulfil certain criteria as set out by the Legal Aid NSW prior to you being qualified for legal representation and Advice from our office for criminal matters.

Facing or pressing criminal charges is stressful and intimidating. It's easy to be daunted by legal jargon and police procedures. That's why at CM Lawyers, we aim to protect your legal rights by providing you with knowledge, counsel and representation. It's important that you have dedicated legal representation, a criteria defined by a solicitor's readiness to do the research into your case and familiarity with courts your case will be heard in. We believe that we don't just meet but excel in these two areas. Our solicitors have considerable experience in formulating winning legal strategies to address the following:

  • Drink Driving Offences
  • License Appeals. Traffic Offences
  • Bail Applications
  • Fraud Offences
  • Drug Offences
  • Court Representation
  • ICAC Enquiries
  • State and Federal Court Representation

We regularly represent clients in the following courts: Balmain Local Court, Bankstown Local Court, Burwood Local Court, Downing Centre Local Court, Newtown Local Court, Parramatta Local Court, Penrith Local Court and Waverly Local Court.

Think you might need Legal Aid?

We are appointed Panel Solicitors by Legal Aid NSW.

We can assist you with Legal Aid matters on the basis that you have been approved by the Legal Aid NSW for a grant of Legal Aid Assistance. You can do this by completing an Application and nominating CM Lawyers as your preferred legal representative.

You can download the Application form here.

Our Criminal Law Services

Drink Driving Offences

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We’ve got 20 years of experience representing defendants who have been charged with drink driving offences. Discover how we can help you.

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Traffic Charges

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Get experienced legal representation when it comes to various traffic offences, including drink driving offences, licence appeals, speeding and disqualified driving.

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Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)

If you are in a position where the police or someone else is trying to take out an AVO against you, or you need to take out an AVO against someone else to protect yourself, you need help now. Our criminal lawyers at CM Lawyers are very familiar with and can assist in all aspects of the AVO process.

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Drug Matters

Have you been charged with a drug-related offence? Get the representation and legal advice you need here.

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Man facing Assault charges

If you’ve been charged with an assault, you’ll need experienced legal representation in order to protect your rights.

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Sexual Assaults

If you’ve been sexually assaulted or you have been charged with a sexual assault, you’ll need the counsel of an experienced criminal lawyer. Find out how we can help.

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Property Offences

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property offences can relate to larceny, theft or malicious damage to a property. We can help you navigate your charges and the likely outcomes and provide legal defence if matters are taken to court.

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Bail Applications

The hope of a successful application relies heavily on your legal advice and representation quality.

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Legal Aid

We believe that every single person is entitled to the best legal representation. If you are financially unable to support your representation, CM Lawyers are happy to represent you under a grant of Legal Aid.

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