Criminal Law

Criminal Lawyers Sydney

At Craddock Murray Neumann our experienced criminal lawyers are available to provide advice and representation.

If you need us, we can represent you in a range of criminal proceedings. We have appeared in many high profile cases in all Courts, from the Local Court to the High Court, including:
  • “white collar” offences
  • serious offences involving gaol terms
  • motor vehicle offences including drink driving and culpable driving offences
  • larceny/fraud charges
  • Children’s Court matters
  • Coronial Enquiries
  • hearings before Statutory Tribunals such as:-
    • the Independent Commission against Corruption – ICAC
    • the Police Integrity Commission – PIC

With over 20 years of experience in the field of criminal law, we can ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible advice and representation.

What should you do?

If you are charged with a criminal offence, or you think you may be charged with a criminal offence, or the Police or other investigators want to speak to you, you need to think and act quickly.   The answers to the most common, and important, questions we are asked by people facing criminal charges are listed below.

Q. Should I speak to a lawyer first?

A. Yes, and that lawyer should be an experienced criminal lawyer.

Q. Do I have to answer the Police questions?

A. In most cases you have to provide your name and address, and in the case of a motor vehicle accident:
  • your licence and car registration details
  • information about who was driving
Given the opportunity you should first speak with your lawyer before speaking to the Police and answering questions.
In some cases it is a good idea to speak fully and frankly to the Police. In some cases it may not be such a good idea. An experienced criminal lawyer will help you make the right decision.

Further information

Contact Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers on (02) 8268 4000 for friendly professional service.

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