Criminal Charges, Courts & Police

Committed to justice and the protection of each individual’s rights

If you are arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offence of some sort, it can be difficult to know what to do. The police may have told you that there is no hope of avoiding a conviction. The criminal charges you face may be so serious that you feel there’s no way to avoid years or even life in prison. It is important to remember that you always have options. With a competent criminal defence lawyer at your side, you can make informed decisions as to how to best proceed with your case.

Our criminal law team has extensive experience and is committed to justice and the protection of each individual’s rights. We provide assistance in gathering evidence and preparing your case. We pride ourselves on our courtroom skills, which are second to none. When you are facing a police investigation, arrest, trial, sentencing, or appeal – having the right lawyer by your side can make all the difference in the world.

We can assist you with all types of criminal offences and court appearances, including:

  • Traffic Offences
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Assaults
  • Drug Possession, Supply, Cultivation and Manufacture
  • Sexual and Indecent Assaults
  • Robbery and Theft
  • Malicious Damage
  • Apprehended Violence Orders
  • Fraud
  • Social Security and Taxation
  • Terrorism
  • Driving that causes death or bodily harm

Courts and Tribunals

  • Local Court
  • District Court
  • Coroner’s Court
  • Children’s Court
  • Land & Environment Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Administrative Decisions Tribunal
  • Victims Compensation Tribunal
  • Guardianship Tribunal

In serious matters, or as otherwise requested by clients, our criminal and traffic lawyers are very happy to brief barristers to appear as they have excellent relationships with members of the Criminal Bar. By having the real choice of whether or not to brief barristers to appear, our criminal and traffic law team is able to ensure that the best interests of our clients are always put first.

We provide representation for clients in courts located in Newcastle, the Hunter, the New England region, the Mid North Coast, the Central Coast and Sydney. We appear in a wide array of cases ranging from Traffic Infringements to Terrorism and Murder matters. If you need court representation or advice, get in touch or ask us a question.

“I would like to thank Burke and Mead Lawyers for doing an excellent job dealing with our son’s case. The Criminal Lawyer was very professional throughout the case and was easily accessible; always getting back to us whenever we had questions or worries. We were so happy with the lawyer’s performance in this case. The lawyer even suggested that we meet at the office and walk to the court together. This made us feel much more relaxed at this difficult time, particularly as we had never been to court before. We would definitely recommend Burke and Mead Lawyers and would have no hesitation in using your services again should the need arise. Thank you.”

S – Griffith

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