Arrest

If you have been arrested it is usually a very stressful time, not only for you but for your friends and family.

People under arrest have certain rights so it is important to engage a lawyer early on.

If you have been arrested you will usually be interviewed and then taken to the officer in charge of the police station so you can apply for bail.  You may also be required to undergo forensic procedures.

We can provide you with advice as to your rights and obligations if you have been arrested.

Bail

If you are arrested on suspicion of committing an offence you have the right to apply to the officer in charge of the police station for release on bail.

It is common for a bail agreement to stipulate a number of conditions such as residing at a particular address, not leaving the State of South Australia and not having possession of a firearm or any part of a firearm.

If the police refuse to grant you bail you will usually be taken to the Magistrates Court as soon as possible. There is also the option of a telephone review.

You have the right to be represented by a solicitor at any application for bail.

Going to Court

There are a number of different courts in South Australia located in the Central Business District, Suburbs and Country Areas.  For court locations please visit the Courts Website.

Our criminal defence lawyers in Adelaide can handle all offences no matter what court you are appearing. Our team has experience in all courts in South Australia.

People who are under the age of 18 at the time they are alleged to have committed an offence are usually dealt with differently and appear in the Youth Court.

Police Interviews

If you are suspected of committing an offence you will usually be interviewed by police, whether you have been arrested or not.

If the police wish to interview you, you have a right to speak to a solicitor prior to the interview and a right to have a solicitor present during an interview.

You do not have to answer questions from a police officer unless there is a specific law which says you must answer that particular question.  In general, it is best not to answer questions put to you by a police officer, but you should seek legal advice as to what questions you should answer.

Extradition

Interstate Extradition

Warrant for your arrest. If you are arrested on an extradition warrant you will be brought before a court in South Australia. Our experienced lawyers are well-equipped to represent you in extradition proceedings and provide comprehensive advice on your legal rights.

If you have committed an offence in another state it is extremely important to obtain expert legal advice on your situation as soon as possible.

International Extradition

Our skilled criminal lawyers also have experience in representing clients facing international extradition. We can provide advice and representation for all stages of international extradition proceedings, including applications for bail. If you have committed an offence in another country and are concerned that you may be extradited for that crime, contact us immediately for professional, high-quality legal advice.

Appeals

If you are found guilty after a trial at which you pleaded not guilty then you may apply to appeal the decision which is referred to as appealing a conviction. Similarly, you may make an application for an appeal against your sentence which you believe is unfair.

Particular legal skill is involved with such applications and we have excellent experience in these matters.

Arrest

Arrest

If you have been arrested it is usually a very stressful time, not only for you but for your friends and family.

People under arrest have certain rights so it is important to engage a lawyer early on.

If you have been arrested you will usually be interviewed and then taken to the officer in charge of the police station so you can apply for bail.  You may also be required to undergo forensic procedures.

We can provide you with advice as to your rights and obligations if you have been arrested.

Bail

Bail

If you are arrested on suspicion of committing an offence you have the right to apply to the officer in charge of the police station for release on bail.

It is common for a bail agreement to stipulate a number of conditions such as residing at a particular address, not leaving the State of South Australia and not having possession of a firearm or any part of a firearm.

If the police refuse to grant you bail you will usually be taken to the Magistrates Court as soon as possible. There is also the option of a telephone review.

You have the right to be represented by a solicitor at any application for bail.

Going to Court

Going to Court

There are a number of different courts in South Australia located in the Central Business District, Suburbs and Country Areas.  For court locations please visit the Courts Website.

Our criminal defence lawyers in Adelaide can handle all offences no matter what court you are appearing. Our team has experience in all courts in South Australia.

People who are under the age of 18 at the time they are alleged to have committed an offence are usually dealt with differently and appear in the Youth Court.

Police Interviews

Police Interviews

If you are suspected of committing an offence you will usually be interviewed by police, whether you have been arrested or not.

If the police wish to interview you, you have a right to speak to a solicitor prior to the interview and a right to have a solicitor present during an interview.

You do not have to answer questions from a police officer unless there is a specific law which says you must answer that particular question.  In general, it is best not to answer questions put to you by a police officer, but you should seek legal advice as to what questions you should answer.

Extradition

Extradition

Interstate Extradition

Warrant for your arrest. If you are arrested on an extradition warrant you will be brought before a court in South Australia. Our experienced lawyers are well-equipped to represent you in extradition proceedings and provide comprehensive advice on your legal rights.

If you have committed an offence in another state it is extremely important to obtain expert legal advice on your situation as soon as possible.

International Extradition

Our skilled criminal lawyers also have experience in representing clients facing international extradition. We can provide advice and representation for all stages of international extradition proceedings, including applications for bail. If you have committed an offence in another country and are concerned that you may be extradited for that crime, contact us immediately for professional, high-quality legal advice.

Appeals

Appeals

If you are found guilty after a trial at which you pleaded not guilty then you may apply to appeal the decision which is referred to as appealing a conviction. Similarly, you may make an application for an appeal against your sentence which you believe is unfair.

Particular legal skill is involved with such applications and we have excellent experience in these matters.

Get in touch with us about your situation today.