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Evans Testa Barristers and Solicitors

If you have been charged with a criminal offence you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. The outcome of any court case may have a life changing effect.

Given our vast experience, we will provide you with immediate advice regarding the offences, possible penalties and the likely outcome including the ongoing effects of any court findings.

In some instances, although you may not receive a conviction for an offence, you may have to disclose details of the charges and/or penalties to any future employer, insurance company or Government agency.

Early legal representation may result in the withdrawal of the charges or successful negotiation of alternate penalties.

Our experience as both prosecutors and defence lawyers allows us to provide you with the best advice.

We can handle all areas of Criminal Law, including:

We provide advice on a range of criminal law and related matters, for example:

  • Assaults / Violence Offences
  • Coroners Act
  • Domestic Violence Offences
  • Driving - Other Traffic Offences
  • Fraud / Dishonesty / Theft Offences
  • Murder / Manslaughter Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Firearm Offences
  • Drink or drug driving
  • Dangerous driving or hoon driving
  • Driving without a licence or while your licence is cancelled or suspended
    • Offences involving injury or serious property damage

You will not be charged to initially meet or speak with us.

We consult with our clients at our three offices:

North East: 1/1236 Grand Junction Road Hope Valley SA 5090

Western: Suite 2, 10/153 Brebner Drive West Lakes SA 5021

CBD: 155 Waymouth Street, Adelaide (Light Square)

We represent clients in all Court jurisdictions including Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide's metropolitan areas including Adelaide City, Christies Beach, Elizabeth and Port Adelaide. We also represent clients in all Country Circuit Court jurisdictions including Mount Barker, Tanunda, Berri, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Victor Harbor and Ceduna. You can contact us 24 / 7 on 0409645733.

Our Team

  • Phil Testa

    Phil was admitted to practice in 2002 after completing a double degree in Arts and Law at Adelaide University. He has had considerable experience and has worked at firms including Di Rosa Lawyers, Paul Alvaro & Co and Websters Lawyers. Phil has also worked at Allianz SA - CTP managing claims involving major and catastrophic injury. He practices in all areas and specialises in Personal Injury law. He was a member of the Law Society's Accident and Compensation Committee for numerous years.

  • Lauraine Evans

    Lauraine was admitted to practice in 2005 after completing a degree in Law at The University of New England. She was a Police Officer for over twenty years and worked as a prosecutor for eleven. She then joined Websters Lawyers practicing in numerous areas whilst specialising in all facets of Criminal Law. She is a member of both the Law Society's Criminal Law Committee and The Football Federation of South Australia's Disciplinary Tribunal.

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