Charges related to assault and violence are serious offences and as such require expert legal representation. As one of Melbourne’s most experienced criminal defence barristers I am ideally placed to assist you in preparing and presenting your case to achieve the best possible outcome for your unique circumstances.

If you have been charged with assault, it is likely that you may be facing multiple charges relating to the alleged incident. These charges may relate to the alleged act of violence itself or to the circumstances surrounding it, for example a breach of an intervention order or breaking and entering. With an experienced criminal lawyer as a guide, it is possible (where appropriate) to potentially reduce the number of charges that are laid. This could occur if there is not substantial evidence, or if other circumstances surrounding the case mean that your involvement in an act is unable to be proved. In all cases involving violence engaging a proven and experienced criminal defence barrister is essential.

An important benefit of working with a suitably qualified and experienced criminal defence lawyer is their ability to expertly assess your case and provide you with a realistic view of your options. Depending on the circumstances this may include building a strong case for defence, negotiating for a lesser charge and/or completion of a rehabilitation course.

As a criminal defence barrister who has been practising for over 40 years, I have the expertise and knowledge to help you achieve the best outcome based on your charges and circumstances.

There are a wide range of assault and violence charges that may apply, many of which are related to the following areas:

– assault
– breaching an order
– causing injury
– affray
– stalking
– arson
– extortion
– weapons offences
– unlawful assembly
– kidnapping.

For advice on a specific charge, please contact me direct on 0412 051 199.