What is Criminal Law?
Your legal representation can be the difference between being convicted or having your charges dismissed. If you do find yourself charged with a criminal offence, the consequences can be severe.
Criminal law is complex, so you need to take this process seriously otherwise you may find yourself looking back wishing you had taken different steps.
What Are Criminal Offences?
There are two types of criminal offences; misdemeanours and felonies.
Misdemeanours are less serious crimes that usually incur less than a year imprisonment or a fine. These can include petty theft, simple assault, trespass, disorderly conduct and reckless driving.
Felonies are more serious offences and if found guilty, you can end up in prison for more than a year. These can include murder, rape, kidnapping, treason, robbery, aggravated assault and possession of certain illegal drugs.
No two cases are the same, which means we take the time to ensure our services are tailored to your specific needs.
When Do You Need A Lawyer?
If you are attempting to represent yourself in court for a criminal offence, be aware that you can be taken advantage of due to your inexperience.
The legal system can be immensely confusing and complicated for those who have little experience navigating it. If you’re not careful you could find yourself walking away with steep penalties and very little clarity.
Although there is no guarantee your outcome will be favourable, our experienced criminal lawyers will provide you with the advice and representation you need if you’re charged with misdemeanours or felonies.
Our expert team know the complexities of how the court and criminal system work, so be rest assured that we will take every step to win your case or get you the lightest possible sentence.
What’s the Next Steps?
Being charged with a criminal offence is incredibly stressful as it is, but going through the legal process doesn’t need to be.
At Legal Pathways, we are devoted to providing professional, intelligent and cost-effective legal services for every client regardless of their background or allegations.
Our seasoned solicitors and barristers can assist you by providing further direction and personalised assistance. Get peace of mind with a free initial consult by calling us on 0428 583 545.