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It's designed with you, the consumer, in mind. Easy to navigate essential information for anyone dealing with criminal and traffic law matters. In this site you will find criminal lawyers ready to assist people through the difficulties that arise from a police arrest or criminal charges. It's important that you obtain the right legal advice, understand your rights and legal obligations


Criminal Legal is the brainchild of Alan Weiss who experienced the pain and financial nightmare of litigations a decade ago and decided there had to be an easier way. He's not a lawyer - which is why he designed this site - for people who may have little or no experience of the legal system.

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Criminal Law

Criminal law covers issues that arise from a police arrest and investigation based on the suspicion of criminal activity. Criminal law also addresses indictments, accusations, and criminal pleas and trials.

Criminal law also deals with problems associated with probation or parole, or requests for record sealing or expungement of records. Crimes can be broken into many general categories such as personal crimes, white-collar crimes, and nonviolent crimes. Personal crimes include homicide, assault and battery, domestic violence, and abuse. White-collar crimes usually refer to tax evasion, securities fraud, and sometimes, environmental violations. Non-violent crimes include drug crimes, gun possession and burglary.

The criminal law of Australia generally administered by individual jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Australia. These jurisdictions includes; South Australia SA, Queensland QLD, Victoria VIC, New South Wales NSW, South Australia SA, and Western Australia WA.

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Drink Driving

Drink Driving

Depending upon the state or territory, a less serious drink driving offence might be treated as an infraction. Drink driving offences are often punished with a licence disqualification as well as a fine, while the penalty for some offences may include impoundment or immobilization of a vehicle.

Many drink driving offences require the accused to appear in court and carry the possibility of a sentence of incarceration. That is particularly true for repeat offences, for offences that resulted in an accident, and for offences that involved a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 or higher.

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Traffic laws

Traffic Laws

States and territories generally define violations of traffic laws as either a crime or an infraction. More serious offences, like causing injury by reckless driving, are usually categorized as crimes that can be punished by a sentence of confinement.

Common offences, such as a red light violation, will usually be charged with an infraction notice (a "ticket") and are punished with a financial penalty, demerit points, and (for more serious offences) a driver licence suspension.

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How can a Lawyer Help?

Sentencing and punishment for crimes are often harsh and can be brought against adults as well as juveniles. Being involved in the criminal or police process can be quite demanding, rigorous, and time consuming. It is often stressful on both the individual suspected of the crime, and that individual's friends and family. Hiring the right criminal defence law firm can often make a substantial difference in your case.

There is a common misconception that a criminal conviction is only recorded in major matters. This is not the case. In fact, most matters that go before the Court, including drink driving and other traffic matters, will result in a criminal conviction.

If you are concerned about a conviction being recorded against you and the potential impact on your future, speak to a lawyer as soon as possible, and they can advise you on your chances of obtaining a non-conviction order

There are two purposes for seeing a lawyer

  • Understanding your rights and legal obligations
  • Interviewing and hiring the lawyer

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I started Australia's most successful online legal websites, Aussie Divorce and Criminal Lawyers Directory, from a unique position. I first developed the Aussie Divorce system in 2005 to be the champion of consumers facing family law matters, and in 2011 I decided to expand my services with websites that cater to Criminal and Drink Driving law.

After experiencing the legal system as a client and then seeing it first-hand from the lawyers' perspective, I have invested almost a decade learning how the legal system works. I have attended hundreds of days of court hearings, had countless formal meetings with lawyers and have spoken to hundreds more across the country.

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I have gained a rare skill, which is understanding exactly how the legal consumer and the legal practitioner thinks. In my quest to create a single solution that answers the consumer's every need, I created sites that have revolutionised how consumers interact with lawyers online with a powerful suite of unique tools and resources.

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