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Recognised & Highly Regarded Criminal Lawyers Sydney

Criminal lawyers Sydney is Sydney’s most trusted criminal law firm. Achieving outstanding results in all Courts in the Sydney Metropolitan area (CBD).
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Welcome to Criminal Lawyers in Sydney 

Criminal Lawyers Sydney is Australia's leading criminal law firms Sydney, Traffic & AVO legal service, with lawyers servicing locations across New South Wales including the Sydney Metropolitan CBD, Parramatta CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Liverpool, Penrith and more. 

Criminal Lawyers Sydney  have a history of producing fantastic results, with our Lawyers winning numerous awards, numerous non-convictions, dismissals and successful applications.  

Our criminal defence lawyers sydney team offers a Free First Consultation for clients who are going to Court and we also offer Fixed Fee pricing for many of our services. 

Our team of Experienced, Recognised and Highly Regarded Criminal Lawyers will ensure our clients receive the best legal representation at a reasonable price.

Criminal Lawyers in Sydney is a practice group of Mayfair Lawyers ®

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What Areas Our Law Firm Cover?

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Criminal Offences



If you have been charged by the NSW Police, you will receive a Court Attendance Notice and be required to attend your Local Court for a variety of offences including drug possession, breach Apprehended Violence Order (AVO), Common Assault, drink driving or for more complex and serious offences such as Murder, Manslaughter, Wounding causing Grievous Bodily Harm, sexual intercourse without consent, sexual assault, supplying prohibited drug, or importing commercial quantity of prohibited drug.


Our Criminal Lawyers Specialist Sydney, which include specialist criminal defence lawyers will provide the best legal representation to have your charges dropped, downgraded or dismissed in Court. Book free consultation with our Sydney criminal lawyer today.

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A Driver Licence in Sydney can be extremely valuable and the risk of losing your licence can be very stressful as it may also lead to a loss of employment, access to medical attention, access to family and many other luxuries.


Some Traffic Offences will not only lead to a loss of licence but potentially a criminal conviction or even prison time if the traffic offence is serious. Our Sydney criminal defence lawyers provide the top Sydney Traffic Lawyers with years of experience and demonstrated success.


Some of the outcomes our Sydney Traffic Lawyers have achieved include avoiding driver disqualification, automatic licence suspensions or a criminal record by being granted a 'section 10' or Conditional Release Order without Conviction. Get in touch with our traffic lawyer today.




Our experienced Sydney Drug Lawyers have achieved numerous brilliant results in various Drug Cases around New South Wales and are widely considered to be the top Sydney Criminal Lawyers when dealing with drug offences.


Our Criminal Law specialists have achieved various Conditional Release Orders with Non-Convictions, also known as Section 10 dismissals, various acquittals and findings of Not Guilty for clients charged with Large Importation of Drugs, Supply of Prohibited Drugs and Possession of Prohibited Drug Offences.


Our top Drug Defence Lawyers have dealt with numerous clients charged with drug-related matters including a Possess Prohibited Drug Offence from a festival or dance party, to Large Commercial Drug Supply and even large Drug Importation cases.  



Our recognised Traffic Lawyers appear daily for various all driving offences and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients often with fixed fees and a free consultation.


If you are going to court for Drink Driving, Drug Driving, appealing an RMS Licence Suspension, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, Dangerous Driving or any Speeding or Traffic Infringement our lawyers are here to help.

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(Apprehended Violence Order)

Our AVO Lawyers servicing Sydney appear in all AVO matters in New South Wales and offer both a FREE Consultation and FIXED FEES for any client who has an AVO proceeding before the Court.


Achieving outstanding results in all Local Courts in AVO matters with years of experience.


Are you going to court for an AVO ? We can represent you, explain the entire AVO Court Process and fight for you in your matter.


Our Sydney AVO lawyers have been had success in:

Having AVOs dismissed;

Defending AVOs in court by thorough and comprehensive cross-examination of the opponents and their witnesses;

Having AVOs withdrawn prior to the Court Date. Book free first appointment with AVO lawyer specialist today



If you wish to appeal a decision made by the RMS or the NSW Police to suspend your licence, you make a decision to elect to take the matter to court to try and get your licence back or have your suspension period reduced.


This process is called a Driver Licence Appeal.


To ensure you give yourself the best chance of a positive result, you should be represented by experienced, competent and highly regarded traffic lawyers with a history of successful results.


Our Criminal Lawyers in Sydney, have the top Sydney Traffic Lawyers to give you complete representation in successfully appealing your RMS Driver Licence Appeal.



Drug driving can include a variety of offences, but the most common is generally an illicit drug or substance found in your system. This is generally a result of a RDT Random Drug Test which can locate a number of drugs including THC (which is the primary ingredient in marijuana/cannabis), MDMA (contained in party drugs such as ecstacy tablets), whilst other drugs such as heroin, amphetamines and cocaine can also be detected.


Drug in System is a different offence to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) which requires the prosecution to establish that you were influenced/affected by the drug at the time of your arrest or when brought to police attention.


It is important to prepare your case properly and speak to the top Sydney Drug Driving Lawyers so proper advice can be given on the best way to run your matter and what will be required to prepare and secure the best possible result. Book our experienced criminal lawyers today. 



Assault charges are very common in Sydney and can often occur in a Domestic Violence context or can arise between two strangers.


They are treated very seriously and you will need to engage a Specialist Sydney Assault Lawyers when dealing with these matters.


There are various types of assaults that include common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, wounding causing Grievous Bodily Harm and legal defences to assault which are available to you, will depend on the unique circumstances for your case.


Contact the top Criminal Defence Lawyers in Sydney to discuss your matter with a first free consultation.





At Criminal Lawyers Sydney, we take a modern approach when it comes to fees payable by our clients. We don't want our clients to be stuck with an astronomical bill at the completion of their matter and feel let down by the process.


Instead, at the earliest opportunity we try to offer a Fixed Fee so you know exactly what you will be paying and what you will be getting. At our criminal law firm, we offer a competitive fixed fee for a range of legal services and cases and that allows us to focus on the work and your legal matter and less time spent on billing and trying to arrange payment. Get in touch with criminal defence lawyers sydney today and get first consultation free. 



Criminal Lawyers Sydney offers a Free First Consultation with a specialist criminal defence lawyer so our clients are aware as soon as possible if they have genuine legal grounds in their matter, their prospects and to receive appropriate advice and guidance.


We also offer consultations for clients who have received an unfavourable result in the Local or District Court and wish to appeal their decision.


We understand our clients can be busy with family, work and other commitments so we offer Zoom, Facetime, Skype and other video conferencing to assist. All our initial conferences are obligation-free and set length to ensure you have enough time to have all your questions answered. Book an appointment with our experienced criminal defence lawyer today.



The onus in proving any criminal offence always remains with the prosecution. The NSW Police or other Prosecuting authority must prove each element beyond reasonable doubt.


However, even in cases where an offence can be proven beyond reasonable doubt, an accused has the right to raise a legal defence to the charge. Such Legal Defence include self-defence, honest and reasonable mistake of fact, claim of right, duress, etc.


If you are going to Court and want to engage a specialist Court Trial or Court Defence Lawyer, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case and the best way to prepare for a plea of not guilty and defence of the allegation.



Just because you are found guilty of an offence, it does not automatically mean you will be convicted. A conviction can cause significant difficulties for you in the future and can have ramifications on your employment, travel, custody of children and other areas of life.


There are three ways that a person who is found guilty of a NSW State offence, can avoid a conviction.


All these orders are made under the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 an include:


  1. Section 10 (1) (a) - complete dismissal of the charge;

  2. Section 10 (1) (c) - good behaviour bond for up to two years with an 'intervention plan' and

  3. Section 9 (1) (b) which is a 'conditional release order' as a good behaviour bond for up to two years.


If you want to avoid a criminal conviction for any criminal or traffic offence, call your Criminal Lawyer in Sydney as soon as possible to arrange a free first consultation.



Bail has many different forms and can include Police Bail (bail granted by the police) or Court Bail (Bail granted by the Court). Applying for bail is an extremely important assignment as there is often a significant delay in the finalisation of Criminal Proceedings.


It is vital that you engage the best Bail Lawyers for your matter, especially for Show Cause bail applications which provides an additional hurdle to overcome in any bail application. If you are refused bail in the Local Court, an application can be made to the Supreme Court without having to establish a 'change of circumstances'


Our lawyers appear in Bail Applications all over the state ranging from the Local Court, Parramatta Bails Courts, Children's Court, Supreme Court and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal. Contact us as soon as possible to assist with any bail application or variation for you or someone you care about.



If you are found guilty by the Court, your punishment/penalty was too severe, you wish to challenge a traffic offence or an AVO Order you may wish to file an Appeal.


You do have a limited amount of time to file an Appeal so you should contact our Sydney Appeal Lawyers as soon as possible to ensure the correct paperwork is lodged and you are not prevented from having your appeal heard because of an administrative issue. Contact us for your legal advice.



Prior to your matter going to Court, the NSW Police, DPP or Prosecution can make a decision to withdraw and dismiss the charges.


This can occur where a Defence Lawyers sends representations to the Prosecution and/or negotiates a favourable outcome for their client.


Our Criminal Lawyers in Sydney have an excellent record in having numerous charges withdrawn before or at Court due to our comprehensive representations and our skilful negotiation skills.



Our Criminal Lawyers in Sydney attend NSW Police stations all around Sydney if a client has been arrested and is to be questioned or they require legal representation.


We also suggest that you contact a lawyer before attending a police station and speaking to police so you are informed of your rights and what you are and are not required to do as a result of your interaction with police.


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Denman Chambers


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Elizabeth Street Chambers

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Why Choose Criminal Lawyers Sydney

Many members of good character in our community can be charged with Criminal or Traffic Offences and be required to attend an NSW Local Court. The entire process can be complex, confronting and very difficult to understand.


If you are charged with a less serious offence such as drink driving, breach AVO, common assault, drug possession or alternatively a serious offence such as robbery, murder, sexual intercourse without consent or drug supply, our Criminal law firm Sydney and Traffic Lawyers in Sydney are here to help and are widely regarded as the best lawyers in Sydney.


This is the reason our lawyers have won numerous awards in their careers and are widely regarded by the community. These are some of the many reasons, why people engage Criminal Lawyers in Sydney:

Proven history of Exceptional Result

Our Criminal Lawyers in Sydney have consistently attained fantastic outcomes for our client and our results fall into the top percentage of all recorded Judicial Commission statistics.

Our Criminal Lawyers develop strategies to ensure our clients receive the best result, including having charges withdrawn, having a favourable and lenient sentence imposed, section 10 non-convictions, having clients released on bail and having clients acquitted and found Not Guilty in all NSW Courts such as the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court and Children's Court.


We also have a history of success in Appeal matters in the Criminal Court of Appeal.

High Level of Client satisfaction

Our clients consistently provide positive and favourable reviews both published and unpublished with hundreds of reviews each year. Our clients recognise how hard our lawyers work, how relatable we are to clients and how the entire process is clearly explained to them in a way they understand and appreciate.

We are also passionate about achieving the best results for our clients with unmatched success. 

Fixed Fee Services

At Criminal Lawyers in Sydney, we take a modern approach when it comes to fees payable by our clients. We don't want our clients to be stuck with an astronomical bill at the completion of their matter and feel let down by the process.


Instead, at the earliest opportunity we try to offer a Fixed Fee so you know exactly what you will be paying and what you will be getting.

We offer a competitive fixed fee for a range of legal services and cases and that allows us to focus on the work and your legal matter and less time spent on billing and trying to arrange payment. 

Criminal Law Specialist Guarantee

We guarantee that the lawyers we use all specialise in Criminal and Traffic Law and are in Court every day in Courts all over Sydney appearing for our clients in a variety of matters.


This ensures our clients are receiving services from lawyers who primarily practice in criminal law and are familiar with the Magistrates, Judges, Court Procedures, NSW Police Prosecutors and NSW State DPP and Commonwealth DPP Lawyers

Appearing in all NSW Courts

Our Criminal Lawyers in Sydney have appeared in almost every Court in the State, from Newcastle District Court to Parramatta Local Court, to the NSW Supreme Court and various other jurisdictions such as Drug Court and Children's Court.


We appear all over the state, however there is an additional travel cost if lawyers are required to travel outside the Sydney Metropolitan area which extends as far north as Manly Court, west to Penrith Court and as far south as Sutherland Court.

Accessibility to Clients

We service all areas of Sydney and undertake conference in person in a variety of metropolitan Sydney areas including Sydney CBD, Waverley, Burwood, Manly, Newtown, Bankstown, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Parramatta, Penrith, Sutherland and many other areas;


We also offer online and telephone consultations as we know many of our clients can be busy with family, medical and employment commitments.


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People Said About Criminal Lawyers Sydney 


A true legal defence firm, fighting for my innocence and my rights until the very end and allowed to me leave prison after 3 years! I owe my life to them


How can I ever thank them enough, I would still be rotting in a cell if it wasn't for them. I am blessed I contacted their office


The absolute best there is, fearless, high-profile and never afraid. I always felt calm, comfortable and relaxed at all times. Do not go elsewhere

FAQs about Criminal Law Firms Sydney

A lot of clients can have a number of questions and find the entire legal process extremely complex and difficult to understand. 


Do not stress! We are one click away. Include your details and any documents and we will contact you within 1 business day to discuss your matter and explain the entire process and what is best for you.

How much does a criminal lawyer cost NSW?

Criminal law fees can be vary depending on how complex or simple your matter is.


A matter can cost as low as $500 for a fixed fee or can cost thousands. That is why we try and offer fixed fees so our clients know exactly what is required to be paid before engaging our services.


Book in your initial consultation to get an obligation free estimate.

How can I book a free consultation?

It is easy can clicking on the Contact Box on our website our calling directly to try and engage a Criminal Lawyer in Sydney.


It is as simple as that. Leave a message or give us a call and we can organise a suitable time to organise an obligation free Free First Consultation.

Can I avoid a criminal conviction?

Yes of course, with the right legal defence team, you can ensure you are either found not guilty of an offence charged or receive a Section 10 or Conditional Release Order without conviction.

Will an AVO appear on my record?

An AVO is not a criminal offence, however a breach of an AVO is.

If you are the Defendant in a final, interim or provisional AVO and Children are listed as the Person in Need of Protection, then an AVO will appear on a Working With Children's Check and other more in-depth checks.

How long does a Court Matter take?

Legal matters vary from simple to highly complex.

A straight forward driving offence can be finalised at the first court appearance in the Local Court. However a serious offence such as Murder or Sexual Intercourse without Consent are categorised as 'Strictly Indictable' which means they must be finalised in a higher Court such as the District Court or Supreme Court and if you plead Not Guilty, you will appear before a Jury, not a magistrate.

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