Assault

If you are suspected of having committed or charged with assault then it is important that you seek our expert legal advice immediately and if possible before speaking to police. Our team of criminal lawyers based in Adelaide will give you timely advice to ensure the best result is achieved. Timely advice can determine if the charge is downgraded or dismissed.

An assault is just one charge you may face in a larger category of charges under Part 3 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 ‘Offences against the Person’. The charges in this category vary from a ‘Basic Assault’ to ‘Causing Serious Harm with Intent’ or even ‘Murder’.

An assault can be committed in three ways:

Any intentional and unwanted physical contact applied to another person

By a threat to assault where the victim reasonably believes that the person can carry out the threat or there is a real possibility that they will

By accosting or impeding the victim in a threatening manner

The maximum penalties for an assault vary on a number of important factors including whether harm was caused, or if the offence was aggravated. The law allows an aggravated offence to be charged in circumstances specified in s5AA of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.  Commonly this is where the alleged victim is a police officer, domestic partner or was an offensive weapon if used.

Contact us to discuss your charge, the possible penalties and how we can help!

Drug Offences

At Mangan Ey & Associates we are experienced in dealing with all types of drug offences. Whether you proceed to trial or plead guilty we will place you in the best possible position to achieve an acquittal, receive a lower than usual non-parole period or indeed a suspended prison sentence.

It is important to be aware of exactly what type of drug offence you have been charged with and the seriousness of that offence.

There are a number of types of drugs offences that can be prosecuted under the Controlled Substances Act but some of the most common offences include:

Trafficking in a controlled drug

Cultivation of cannabis/ cultivation of cannabis for sale

Manufacture a controlled drug/manufacture a controlled drug for sale

Penalties for Drug Offences

Penalties range depending on the seriousness of the offence and increase when larger amounts of a controlled drug are involved.

A few of the general maximum penalties for drug offences include:

Possession of prescribed equipment (basic offence) – fine of $10,000 and/or 2 years’ imprisonment.

Possession of a controlled drug – fine $2,000 and/or 2 years’ imprisonment.

Trafficking in a controlled drug (basic offence) – fine of $50,000 and/ or 10 years’ imprisonment.

Cultivation of cannabis (more than the prescribed amount) – fine $2,000 and/ or 2 years’ imprisonment.

Cultivation of cannabis for sale (basic offence) - $200,000 and/ or 25 years’ imprisonment.

Manufacture a controlled drug for sale (basic offence) – fine of $50,000 and/ or 10 years’ imprisonment.

Dishonesty Offences

Our lawyers are experienced in representing clients for all types of theft and dishonesty offending. This includes shop theft, robbery, deception, Centrelink offences, fraud and many others. If you are a suspect or have been charged with a dishonesty offence contact our office immediately for professional legal advice from our skilled lawyers. Obtaining expert advice quickly can have a major impact on your case.

Theft is committed when a person

deals with property dishonestly and without the owner’s consent while intending to deprive the owner permanently of the property, or to make a serious encroachment on the owner’s proprietary rights.

Our experienced team will help you to understand the law and provide top quality advice.

If you are pleading not guilty to a dishonesty offence our experienced lawyers will represent you with professionalism and skill all the way to trial. If you decide to plead guilty to a dishonesty offence our formidable team will work hard to achieve the best possible result.

Sexual Offences

At Mangan Ey & Associates we understand that being charged with a sexual offence can be stressful and embarrassing. Our formidable lawyers have successfully defended clients charged with all types of sexual offences. In many cases, clients have had their charges dismissed before trial following skilful negotiations by our team.

Our experienced criminal lawyers represent clients for all types of sexual offences.

The most common offences include:

Rape

Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Indecent Assault

Child pornography

These are serious charges. Some attract maximum penalties of life imprisonment. It is extremely important that you engage criminal lawyers of the highest quality who have experience in dealing with these complicated matters. Unlike many firms, our skilled lawyers will represent you right to the end of the criminal proceedings, including representing you at trial if necessary.

Our experienced team of criminal lawyers exercise professionalism and maintain confidentiality to the highest degree.

Firearms Offences

There are very strict laws relating to the possession and storage of firearms and ammunition. It is an offence to have possession of a firearm without holding a valid firearms licence. Penalties for many firearms offences are severe and can include large fines and imprisonment, depending upon the type of firearm. Firearms classifications range from Class A (which include air-guns and paint-ball firearms) through to ‘prescribed’ firearms (which include automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades).

Our criminal lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with the full range of firearms offences. In addition, we have sound knowledge of police powers in investigating firearms offences and can provide you with top quality advice on this issue.

If you have been charged with a firearms offence is it very important that you obtain expert legal advice as soon as possible. Engaging top quality legal representation at an early stage may significantly impact the outcome of your case. Contact us now for prompt, professional and expert advice on firearms offences.

Intervention Orders

Our team of criminal lawyers in Adelaide are specialists in both defending and applying for Interim Intervention Orders.

Intervention Orders are commonly issued by police where there is an allegation of domestic violence. Often they are issued even where the alleged victim does not want it in place.

A private application can be made for an intervention order where it is reasonable to suspect that a defendant will without Intervention, commit an act of abuse against a person or child. The grounds for issuing an intervention order are contained in the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009.

If you have been served with an interim intervention order it is important that you get expert advice from our team of criminal lawyers. It is important to understand the terms of the interim intervention order as to breach it is considered a serious offence punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment.

Furthermore, if you ignore an interim intervention order it can be confirmed in your absence and they could stay with you for life! We have experienced trial counsel equipped to contest your intervention order at any preliminary hearing or trial.

Equally, if you wish to apply for an intervention order then we have expert lawyers to advise you on the process.

Contact us for immediate advice.

Assault

Assault

If you are suspected of having committed or charged with assault then it is important that you seek our expert legal advice immediately and if possible before speaking to police. Our team of criminal lawyers based in Adelaide will give you timely advice to ensure the best result is achieved. Timely advice can determine if the charge is downgraded or dismissed.

An assault is just one charge you may face in a larger category of charges under Part 3 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 ‘Offences against the Person’. The charges in this category vary from a ‘Basic Assault’ to ‘Causing Serious Harm with Intent’ or even ‘Murder’.

An assault can be committed in three ways:

Any intentional and unwanted physical contact applied to another person

By a threat to assault where the victim reasonably believes that the person can carry out the threat or there is a real possibility that they will

By accosting or impeding the victim in a threatening manner

The maximum penalties for an assault vary on a number of important factors including whether harm was caused, or if the offence was aggravated. The law allows an aggravated offence to be charged in circumstances specified in s5AA of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.  Commonly this is where the alleged victim is a police officer, domestic partner or was an offensive weapon if used.

Contact us to discuss your charge, the possible penalties and how we can help!

Drug Offences

Drug Offences

At Mangan Ey & Associates we are experienced in dealing with all types of drug offences. Whether you proceed to trial or plead guilty we will place you in the best possible position to achieve an acquittal, receive a lower than usual non-parole period or indeed a suspended prison sentence.

It is important to be aware of exactly what type of drug offence you have been charged with and the seriousness of that offence.

There are a number of types of drugs offences that can be prosecuted under the Controlled Substances Act but some of the most common offences include:

Trafficking in a controlled drug

Cultivation of cannabis/ cultivation of cannabis for sale

Manufacture a controlled drug/manufacture a controlled drug for sale

Penalties for Drug Offences

Penalties range depending on the seriousness of the offence and increase when larger amounts of a controlled drug are involved.

A few of the general maximum penalties for drug offences include:

Possession of prescribed equipment (basic offence) – fine of $10,000 and/or 2 years’ imprisonment.

Possession of a controlled drug – fine $2,000 and/or 2 years’ imprisonment.

Trafficking in a controlled drug (basic offence) – fine of $50,000 and/ or 10 years’ imprisonment.

Cultivation of cannabis (more than the prescribed amount) – fine $2,000 and/ or 2 years’ imprisonment.

Cultivation of cannabis for sale (basic offence) - $200,000 and/ or 25 years’ imprisonment.

Manufacture a controlled drug for sale (basic offence) – fine of $50,000 and/ or 10 years’ imprisonment.

Dishonesty Offences

Dishonesty Offences

Our lawyers are experienced in representing clients for all types of theft and dishonesty offending. This includes shop theft, robbery, deception, Centrelink offences, fraud and many others. If you are a suspect or have been charged with a dishonesty offence contact our office immediately for professional legal advice from our skilled lawyers. Obtaining expert advice quickly can have a major impact on your case.

Theft is committed when a person

deals with property dishonestly and without the owner’s consent while intending to deprive the owner permanently of the property, or to make a serious encroachment on the owner’s proprietary rights.

Our experienced team will help you to understand the law and provide top quality advice.

If you are pleading not guilty to a dishonesty offence our experienced lawyers will represent you with professionalism and skill all the way to trial. If you decide to plead guilty to a dishonesty offence our formidable team will work hard to achieve the best possible result.

Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences

At Mangan Ey & Associates we understand that being charged with a sexual offence can be stressful and embarrassing. Our formidable lawyers have successfully defended clients charged with all types of sexual offences. In many cases, clients have had their charges dismissed before trial following skilful negotiations by our team.

Our experienced criminal lawyers represent clients for all types of sexual offences.

The most common offences include:

Rape

Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Indecent Assault

Child pornography

These are serious charges. Some attract maximum penalties of life imprisonment. It is extremely important that you engage criminal lawyers of the highest quality who have experience in dealing with these complicated matters. Unlike many firms, our skilled lawyers will represent you right to the end of the criminal proceedings, including representing you at trial if necessary.

Our experienced team of criminal lawyers exercise professionalism and maintain confidentiality to the highest degree.

Firearms Offences

Firearms Offences

There are very strict laws relating to the possession and storage of firearms and ammunition. It is an offence to have possession of a firearm without holding a valid firearms licence. Penalties for many firearms offences are severe and can include large fines and imprisonment, depending upon the type of firearm. Firearms classifications range from Class A (which include air-guns and paint-ball firearms) through to ‘prescribed’ firearms (which include automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades).

Our criminal lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with the full range of firearms offences. In addition, we have sound knowledge of police powers in investigating firearms offences and can provide you with top quality advice on this issue.

If you have been charged with a firearms offence is it very important that you obtain expert legal advice as soon as possible. Engaging top quality legal representation at an early stage may significantly impact the outcome of your case. Contact us now for prompt, professional and expert advice on firearms offences.

Intervention Orders

Intervention Orders

Our team of criminal lawyers in Adelaide are specialists in both defending and applying for Interim Intervention Orders.

Intervention Orders are commonly issued by police where there is an allegation of domestic violence. Often they are issued even where the alleged victim does not want it in place.

A private application can be made for an intervention order where it is reasonable to suspect that a defendant will without Intervention, commit an act of abuse against a person or child. The grounds for issuing an intervention order are contained in the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009.

If you have been served with an interim intervention order it is important that you get expert advice from our team of criminal lawyers. It is important to understand the terms of the interim intervention order as to breach it is considered a serious offence punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment.

Furthermore, if you ignore an interim intervention order it can be confirmed in your absence and they could stay with you for life! We have experienced trial counsel equipped to contest your intervention order at any preliminary hearing or trial.

Equally, if you wish to apply for an intervention order then we have expert lawyers to advise you on the process.

Contact us for immediate advice.

Get in touch with us about your situation today.

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One of Adelaide’s oldest and experienced specialist criminal law firms, Mangan Ey & Associates was formed in 1982 when current Managing Partner Stephen Ey amalgamated with John Mangan, now deceased, and Julie Bishop, current Australian deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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Mangan Ey & Associates provide excellent criminal lawyers Adelaide

As one of Adelaide’s well established law firms, Mangan Ey & Associates also have the most experienced criminal lawyers Adelaide. The firm was established in 1982 and has the capacity to serve all courts in Adelaide and in regional South Australia. Mangan Ey & Associates are centrally located on Halifax street, Adelaide. Our associates focus on providing expert legal advice on criminal and traffic offences from the initial meeting, till the end. The firm is well known and respected amongst the judiciary, members of the legal profession and the police prosecution. Our criminal lawyers Adelaide will ensure that you have the best result. We will seek to attain withdrawal or downgrading of charges. We have represented many high profile clients, such as sportsmen and affluent individuals of the community. We provide you with legal advice in every area of criminal law. This includes, but not limited to, drug offences, assault, theft, deception and fraud.

Professional Criminal lawyers Adelaide will defend your position in every case

Within and outside the courts jurisdiction, Mangan Ey & Associates criminal lawyers Adelaide have the capacity to provide you with the best legal representation. Our criminal lawyers Adelaide are qualified to defend a range of criminal law areas such as murder, drug offences, assault, and theft. Our criminal defence lawyers are qualified to recognise the potential charges for a case, understand the precedent for a given area of criminal law, have the capacity to interpret all legislation and apply it to your case.  Once you give us a call, our criminal lawyers Adelaide will be able to provide you with immediate and confidential advice. Following this, we will be able to work with you in a professional manner and provide you with in-depth legal advice in a private consultation. Additionally, our lawyers are available 24/7 for a legal consultation and aim to achieve a downgrading or withdrawal of charges.

Skilled Criminal Lawyers Adelaide

Mangan Ey & Associates have a range of extensively skilled Criminal lawyers Adelaide. Our lawyers are able to provide you with advice in all areas of criminal law. These areas of criminal law include murder & manslaughter, drug offences, and sexual assault. Mangan Ey & Associates criminal lawyers Adelaide will recognise all the potential penalties that may arise in the case and identify all the issues to be fought against in court. Our lawyers will seek to limit all charges put against you and if possible get these charges dropped. Subsequently, if you choose to plead guilty we will prepare you for the outcome in  our experienced trial counsel. We will provide you with the best advice and peace of mind.

Mangan Ey & Associates are the most experienced criminal lawyers Adelaide who can provide you with the best representation in and outside the court.