AREAS OF LAW 

criminal law

Coastal Lawyers was founded by a former criminal prosecutor and a former police officer.

We have over 20 years combined experience prosecuting and investigating serious crime and misconduct.

We use our valuable skills and experience to provide the best legal advice and representation for our clients.

Our professional network, tenacity and passion for the law is an asset to your case.

our services

Being charged with a criminal offence or being told you are the subject of an investigation can be extremely stressful. If you are invited to participate in a recorded interview or asked to answer questions by police, you have a fundamental right to seek legal advice first.

Coastal Lawyers are available after-hours or on weekends for urgent legal advice.  

We have extensive experience working within the criminal justice system and can clearly set out your options.

As members of the Legal Aid Summary Criminal Law Panels we can represent clients who have received legal aid in the NSW Local Court. 

Assault

Assault includes the offences of common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault causing grievous bodily harm as well as assaulting and resisting a police officer. Criminal convictions can have a lasting impact on your future.

Break and Enter and Stealing

The offence of break and enter is taken very seriously by the courts and can attract a lengthy term in jail. If you have been charged with break and enter you should obtain immediate legal advice. 

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Domestic Violence and AVO's

If you have been served with an apprehended domestic violence order (ADVO) or would like advice about how an ADVO may affect you, we have a strong background investigating and prosecuting such matters.  

 

Drugs

Coastal Lawyers can provide you with advice and representation in matters relating to possess a prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug or drug cultivation. If you have been charged by police and are worried about a drug conviction – contact us before going to court.

Stealing / Shoplifting

We have extensive knowledge and understanding of the laws relating to ‘larceny’ (theft). Penalties for stealing may depend on the value of what has been stolen. Offences may carry significant fines or imprisonment.   

Fraud

At Coastal Lawyers we have a background investigating and prosecuting fraud and workplace misconduct. Offences include, obtain benefit by deception, larceny by clerk, use false instrument, embezzlement, identity theft and money laundering.   

The stats 

Check out the facts about the criminal justice system in NSW

defedants found guilty of at least one charge

The Most common penalty imposed was a fine

THE MAXIMUM PENALTY WHICH CAN BE IMPOSED BY A COURT IN NSW.

THE DAYS BETWEEN ARREST AND FINALISATION IN THE DISTRICT COURT

A criminal conviction can have a range of consequences on your future. 

— Coastal Lawyers. 

contact us

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