Criminal Law

Criminal Law

We all know criminal charges can have serious consequences on all aspects of your life. Most people who seek our advice are charged with offences that could result in severe penalties including a custodial sentence. In such cases, you need professional law firm that expertises in criminal law to ensure that you receive the best outcome possible in your favour.

At Gandhi Lawyers, our experienced team of criminal lawyers can handle a wide range of criminal cases, including stealing, burglaries, forgeries, sexual harassment, assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, assaulting police, drug charges and fraud. Having dignified professional lawyers in our team we assess your case from every possible perspective.

We know going to court can be as confusing & stressful as can be. It is quite a complex process and thus, our criminal lawyers will help you guide through your case proceedings. Moreover, we will keep you fully updated on your court dates and all the developments in your case.

For detailed information please call Gandhi Lawyers at (03) 9792 0212 for a free consultation.

Our Criminal Law Service Involves :

  • Summary & Indictable Offences
  • Bail Application
  • Jury Trials
  • Assault & Violence
  • Theft Offences
  • Drug Offences
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Forgeries
  • Property Offences
  • & more


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  • (03) 9792 0212

A summary offence is an offence that can be heard by a magistrate sitting alone, rather than a judge and jury. A summary offence can also be heard without the accused person being present at court. Summary offences are usually considered to be less serious offences. Examples include:

  • road traffic offences
  • property damage
  • offensive behaviour.

Indictable Offences

Indictable offences are generally more serious offences. It can’t be heard without the person accused of the crime being present at court. These offences are usually heard in the Magistrates’ Court for a committal hearing, then may be committed for trial before a judge in the County Court or Supreme Court.

Types of indictable offences include:

  • Aggravated burglary
  • Indecent assault
  • Drug trafficking offences
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

At Gandhi Lawyers, bail applications are a constant part of our daily legal practice. We are therefore well equipped to advise our clients about what is needed, ‘when to’ list and what matters ought to be put to the Court to give them the best prospect of successfully applying for bail.

The role of the jury in both criminal and civil trials is to determine questions of fact and to apply the law, as stated by the judge, to those facts to reach a verdict. In criminal trials, the jury’s role is to determine guilt or otherwise. In civil trials, the jury’s role is to decide fault and damages.


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