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Evans Tesa Lawyers West Lakes

If you are facing criminal charges or a traffic offence you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.  Any allegations against you may have a life-changing effect. We offer you 24-hour access to a criminal lawyer & defence lawyer in Adelaide who understands that your needs may often extend beyond the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Given our vast experience in both prosecution & defence work across South Australia, we will provide you with immediate advice regarding the offences, possible penalties and the likely outcome including the ongoing effects of any court findings. We have vast experience in defence work involving offences of drug trafficking, violence, theft, fraud, sexual offences and driving offences including evading police and cause death by dangerous driving. 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.

We Can Handle All Areas Of Criminal Law, Including:

  • Offences of violence – assaults, murder, arson, robbery, weapon possession, housebreaking, home invasion, carjacking, assault police
  • Intervention orders – stalking, domestic violence
  • Dishonesty offences – fraud, theft, receiving, white-collar fraud
  • Drug offences – possession, cultivation, manufacture, trafficking
  • Street offences – disorderly,  graffiti, property damage
  • Driving offences – drink driving, cause death, speeding, serious driving offences, general traffic matters
  • Security Licences / Disciplinary matters – liquor licensing, AHPRA, NALHN, Passenger Transport Board, DPTI


  • Sex offences – rape, possess child pornography, indecent assault
  • Centrelink and ATO fraud offences
  • Customs and Fisheries matters
  • Bail applications – simple, prescribed applicants
  • Court appeals
  • Asset confiscation – Federal and State
  • Animal cruelty / RSPCA prosecutions
  • Breaches of bonds / Suspended sentences /  Community Service Order

Our Team

  • Lauraine (Lauri) Evans - Partner

    Lauraine (Lauri) Evans 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 later worked as a prosecutor.

    She then moved to private practice operating in numerous areas with a focus on Criminal Law. Lauraine practices in all areas specialising in all facets of Criminal Law, Traffic Law and Wills and Estates.

    She has worked on numerous high profile cases over the years and has appeared in interstate jurisdictions. She is a member of both the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee and The Football Federation of South Australia’s Disciplinary Tribunal.

    Lauraine is a member of the Legal Services Commission General Panel and Complex Criminal Law Panel.

    Lauraine is a Barrister and Solicitor admitted to practice in both the Supreme Court of S.A. and the High Court of Australia. Lauraine is a member of the Law Society of South Australia

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