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Graeme morrison law

Being charged with a criminal offence can often be a difficult and frightening experience.

It is essential that you obtain specialised advice about your charge, legal options and the court process. The specialised team at Morrisons represents people charged with a wide range of criminal offences including:

  • Assault – common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, wounding, grievous bodily harm
  • Affray
  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) and Contravening AVOs
  • Break and enter – steal from dwelling house, possess housebreaking implements
  • Conceal serious indictable offence
  • Drugs – possess and supply prohibited drugs, anabolic steroids
  • Firearms and weapons
  • Intimidation and destroy/damage property
  • Larceny
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Obtain benefit by deception – Centrelink and other government agencies
  • Offences against police – resist arrest, intimidate and assault
  • Robbery
  • Sexual offences – indecent assault, sexual assault, act of indecency
  • Use carriage service to menace, harass, offend

At first glance, traffic offences or infringements may seem simple and straightforward.

However the law that applies to such offences can be complex and confusing. This can include time limits, the effect of demerit points and licence disqualification periods.

At Morrisons, we have extensive experience in providing advice and representation in the following:

  • Drink driving – novice, special, low, mid and high range
  • Driving with an illicit drug present in blood
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Refusing breath tests and blood/urine analysis
  • Wilfully alter blood concentration
  • Drive in a speed/manner dangerous
  • Drive recklessly/furiously
  • Drive while cancelled, suspended, disqualified and unlicensed
  • Driving while licence application refused
  • Negligent driving – occasioning grievous bodily harm and death
  • Dangerous driving – occasioning grievous bodily harm and death
  • Police pursuit
  • Burnouts – sustain loss of traction
  • Fail to stop and render assistance following an accident
  • Heavy vehicle offences – weight distribution, load restraints and driver fatigue

Our Team

  • Graeme Morrison

    Graeme has been a practising criminal lawyer for 40 years. After being admitted in the 1970s, Graeme obtained regional experience with the Aboriginal Legal Service – before working as a solicitor at the Public Solicitors (now Legal Aid) in Wollongong. Graeme then continued to practice criminal law in the Illawarra at a private firm, at which he became a partner in 1983.

  • Matthew Ward

    Matt was admitted as a solicitor in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Wollongong. Since then, he has practised exclusively in criminal and traffic law. Before his admission, Matt gained experience in criminal law at the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as through working as a law clerk at Morrisons in his final year of study.

  • Justine Hall

    Justine graduated with a Bachelor of Law and Arts from the University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Her major in Arts was Japanese and she has spent years living and studying in Japan, where she became fluent in the Japanese language. She is still fluent to this day.

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