If you’re facing criminal charges sometimes you don’t know where to turn. Depending on the nature of the charges your family or professional relationships can come under significant strain, people whom you thought were friends can turn away, whilst others, unexpectedly, can be of assistance.
At the same time there can be immeasurable stress and anguish, guilt (even if you didn’t do what has been alleged against you), and the uncertainty of the unknown world of police statements, ERISP’s, Court Attendance Notices, Bail, Forensic Psychological reports, plus what appears to be the substantial costs and inefficiencies of the legal system.
What’s really important in criminal matters is getting the right advice early on. That will guide how the matter proceeds. Deciding whether to fight the charges or seeking to get the most lenient sentence is a really important step. Sound advice from people with real experience counts to assuage the trauma.
- I have received a “Court Attendance Notice”, what should I do?
- I heard that in NSW we no longer have a right to silence, is this correct?
- I have been charged with High Range PCA, what are my chances of a Section 10?
- I have been asked to write a reference for someone who has pleaded guilty to a criminal offence. What do I need to do?
- What is the NSW Mandatory Interlock Program?
- Do I have to give evidence that might be self-incriminating?
- How long do demerit points from an offence remain recorded against my licence?
- I’ve been charged with an offence which was alleged to have occurred more than 6 months ago, what are my rights?