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
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
Murder and manslaughter
Obtain benefit by deception – Centrelink and other government agencies
Offences against police – resist arrest, intimidate and assault
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 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
Burnouts – sustain loss of traction
Fail to stop and render assistance following an accident
Heavy vehicle offences – weight distribution, load restraints and driver fatigue
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.
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 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.