Criminal Prosecutions

The firm’s solicitor advocates appear regularly in the Latrobe Valley (Morwell), Sale, Bairnsdale, Korumburra and Wonthaggi Magistrates’ Courts, Children’s Courts and Coroner’s Courts and the Latrobe Valley (Morwell), Sale and Bairnsdale County Courts.

In the Magistrates’ Courts, our lawyers appear in mentions, summary case conferences, contest mentions, pleas and contested hearings.  They are skilled in negotiating with police prosecutors and prosecutors from other agencies including the Victorian and Commonwealth Offices of Public Prosecutions, Office of Corrections, municipal councils, Worksafe, EPA, DSE, RSPCA and VicRoads.

In the Children’s Courts, they deal regularly with these agencies, as well as the Youth Justice division of the Victorian Department of Human Services.

At coronial inquests, clients with interests ranging from family members of the deceased, owners and managers of workplaces where death occurred, to those with potential criminal liability are represented by our lawyers.

In the higher courts, our lawyers appear in directions hearings, sentence indication hearings, special hearings, pleas and appeals against conviction and sentence or against severity of sentence only.