Criminal Defence Lawyers Mackay

Mackay’s Trusted Criminal Lawyers & Solicitors

Have you been charged with an offence and aren’t sure what to do next?  Don’t worry, the team at Macrossan & Amiet are here to help you and keep you well-informed every step of the way.

Our experienced Mackay defence lawyers understand that this can be a distressing, frustrating and embarrassing time.  We treat each case with sensitivity, honesty and fierce conviction.

We provide representation and advice on all aspects of this field of law, including:-

  • Traffic offences
  • Trials
  • Pleas of Guilty
  • Committal Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Work Licence Applications
  • Criminal Compensation Claims
  • and much more!

For the best representation, contact one of our experienced Defence lawyers in Mackay today!

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Traffic Offences

  • Drink Driving Matters
  • Dangerous Driving Matters
  • Drug Driving Matters
  • Speeding Matters
  • Unlicensed Driving Matters
  • Work Licenses
  • Special Hardship Orders
  • License Disqualification Removal Applications
  • Due Care & Attention
  • Vehicle Impoundments

Criminal Offences

Other Areas of Criminal Law

  • Commonwealth Offences
  • Fraud/Dishonesty Offences
  • Stealing Offences
  • Tax Offences
  • Investigations, Inquests and Statutory Tribunals

When do you need a criminal lawyer?

If you are reading this, you may be facing a difficult situation. Defence lawyers Mackay residents need for their individual circumstances exist to provide representation in cases where these charges have been raised. In most cases, there is a lot on the line, and whether you are intending to plead ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’, getting a good defence lawyer in Mackay should be your top priority.

When should you hire a criminal lawyer in Mackay?

You should consult a defence lawyer if you are facing any criminal charges. These include:

These crimes can result in heavy sentences, including time in prison, which means it is incredibly important to be properly represented in court.

Whether you have committed a crime or not, it is important to make sure that your side of the story is heard, because even in cases where a ‘guilty’ verdict is reached this can result in a better outcome for yourself.

Do you need a criminal lawyer if the police contact you?

If the police contact you in regards to a serious matter in this category, you should not speak to the police without a Mackay defence lawyer present.

Even if you are not worried, it is important to understand what your rights are and how what you say could be used against you in court.

A criminal lawyer will understand this and be able to advise you on how to conduct yourself in interviews.

This is a crucial time to a call an expert because the rest of your case may depend upon on what is said to the police at this early stage.

Do you need a defence lawyer if you want to apply for bail?

Depending on the nature of your charge, the allegations made against you by the police and your prior history, the police may object to you being granted bail.

Bail is simply the permission of the Court which allows an individual to remain in the community while you are awaiting your charges.

If you need to apply for bail it is important to get your bail application right because you may not get another chance before your court date and this could affect how you ultimately decide to respond to a charge.

You should contact a criminal lawyer in Mackay to prepare and present your bail application to maximise your chances of release is vital to reduce the time you spend behind bars.

Why hire a criminal lawyer?

Many people are put off by the costs of hiring a lawyer, but the costs of not hiring one can be far greater.

A criminal lawyer can prepare your case for court, vastly improving the outcome of your case. This can include:

  • Identifying evidence which is inadmissible in court and having it thrown out;
  • Making public interest submissions to argue why charges against a client ought to be dropped;
  • Presenting a plea in mitigation, which can help to reduce your sentence if you plead guilty or are convicted.

Criminal lawyers are knowledgeable experts in both criminal law and the procedures of the courts. Without this expertise, reaching a good outcome in court can be extremely difficult.

Get in touch with our team now!

If you’re worried and think you may be in need of legal representation from an experienced defence lawyer in Mackay, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors.

Our expert legal professionals have decades of experience in this aspect of law and can help you to secure the best outcomes in court.

Our Criminal

Macrossan & Amiet

Steven Hayles

Brigid Paterson

Call (07) 4944 2000